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West Virginia's comeback begins now

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 7, 2016, 1:04pm

CHARLESTON – Historic and unprecedented. Those words illustrate West Virginia’s seismic victory recently at the U.S. Supreme Court – a victory that reverberated across the nation instilling hope in the state’s coal industry and forcing bureaucrats to think twice before using executive regulation to bring about radical change. The ruling, issued Feb. 9, immediately stopped President Obama from implementing the centerpiece of his coal-killing agenda. It limits further economic damage by freezing t

Drawing a line in the sand

Roger Hanshaw Mar. 1, 2016, 7:45am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia House of Delegates sent a unanimous message last week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: stay out of our homes. We’ve had a lot of healthy, robust debates this session on issues that lawmakers have had strong disagreements on. They’ve attracted a lot of headlines, and sometimes give the appearance that lawmakers in Charleston can’t agree on anything.

A new plan to get West Virginia moving

Bill Cole Feb. 20, 2016, 4:53pm

CHARLESTON – There is no doubt that West Virginia is facing an economic and a fiscal crisis. We are reminded constantly of our troubled times. Miners being laid off because of President Obama’s War on Coal. A majority of our adults not working. High unemployment. Dead last in job growth because we are the most over-regulated state in the nation. A $353 million state budget deficit that is only going to grow in the short term because of the dramatic decline of severance taxes and the ripple effec

Workplace Freedom Act moves the state forward

Jordan Hill Feb. 16, 2016, 10:04am

CHARLESTON – By now I’m sure most West Virginians have heard the talking points: “Right-to-work is wrong,” and, “Right-to-work is the right to work for less.” But are these oft repeated phrases accurate?

THEIR VIEW: More reinvestment in treatment efforts

The West Virginia Record Jun. 2, 2015, 12:31pm

By EARL RAY TOMBLIN CHARLESTON – I am pleased to announce $250,000 in grant funding to support the ongoing implementation of the Treatment Supervision Program initiative, part of my administration's landmark justice reinvestment efforts. By continuing to expand access to substance abuse treatment and recovery programs, we can get those struggling with addiction the help they need, reduce recidivism and allow those on the road to recovery return to their families, communities and workplaces.

THEIR VIEW: Companies must be held accountable for e-cig marketing

Jay Rockefeller Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Just a few generations ago, young people were bombarded with marketing messages from cigarette companies on television, in magazines, on billboards, at sports and cultural events, and multiple other channels.

THEIR VIEW: Fixing VA means finding political will to fund it

Jay Rockefeller Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

WASHINGTON – U.S. Jay Rockefeller, the longest serving member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and its former chairman, recently issued the following remarks during a meeting of the Senate-House bipartisan panel charged with crafting compromise legislation aimed at making reforms to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.

Their View: United States Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That Cell Phone Searches Require a Warrant in Riley v. California

The West Virginia Record Jul. 24, 2014, 12:34pm


THEIR VIEW: CALA spin machine out of control

Anthony Majestro Jul. 10, 2014, 8:46am

CHARLESTON – Greg Thomas and West Virginia CALA are at it again.

THEIR VIEW: Abusive lawsuits hurt small businesses

Greg Thomas Jun. 19, 2014, 7:56am

CHARLESTON – Small and local businesses are a staple to communities across West Virginia, but many such businesses feel threatened by abusive lawsuits, which can be very costly even if they are meritless.

THEIR VIEW: Ways to solve VA Hospital problems now

Chris Regan Jun. 5, 2014, 8:50am

WHEELING -- Remember when we learned the Veterans Administration was doing a horrible job taking care of our wounded veterans?

THEIR VIEW: Small business, big vision

Earl Ray Tomblin May 29, 2014, 9:13am

CHARLESTON -- I have had the opportunity to meet the owners of many successful small businesses across West Virginia since becoming your governor.

THEIR VIEW: West Virginia is not for sale

Greg Thomas May 21, 2014, 11:11am

CHARLESTON -- Congratulations to the candidates who were successful in the Primary Election and advanced to the General Election.

THEIR VIEW: Two new laws W.Va. employers must know about

Joseph U. Leonoro May 15, 2014, 12:43pm

The West Virginia Legislature’s 2014 regular session concluded (in March). Like in many states, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill to increase the state minimum wage this year.

THEIR VIEW: CALA perpetuating a fraud on West Virginia

Staff reports Mar. 19, 2014, 2:28pm


THEIR VIEW: Using a legitimate claim as pretext to bash liability rules is not the best tribute

The West Virginia Record Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00pm


THEIR VIEW: MSHA says 100 new safety recommendations now in place

The West Virginia Record Feb. 13, 2014, 9:21am


THEIR VIEW: Another Reagan conservative who loves civil juries

The West Virginia Record Feb. 6, 2014, 12:52pm


THEIR VIEW: Super Bowl commercials and trial lawyers -- great storytellers

The West Virginia Record Jan. 30, 2014, 12:38pm


THEIR VIEW: Battling water protection bills

The West Virginia Record Jan. 23, 2014, 12:11pm