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Governor exercised prudence in cutting budget

An editorial from  The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin approved the state budget last week, but not before exercising his power of the veto to slash $67 million from the Legislature’s budget for the next year. Among those cuts was $100,000 that was intended to go to[Read More…]

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W.Va. mininum wage bill raises overtime issues

WHEELING, W.Va. — Red flags are being raised over West Virginia’s plan to raise the minimum wage, as lawyer Brian Peterson has pointed out what he believes are several flaws with the pending law that could cost businesses and taxpayers a substantial amount of additional overtime funding. House Bill 4283,[Read More…]

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Let the sun shine in on public’s business

Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Openness in government is not a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, Independent, TEA party or Libertarian issue. The[Read More…]

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Cleveland flights continue at Wood County airport

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. – Air travelers hoping to use the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport’s service to Cleveland will sleep easier as the United States Department of Transportation has ordered flights to continue until a new service can begin. “The doom and gloom everyone thought was coming when Silver announced the end[Read More…]

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Mason County boys face uncertainty of epilepsy

  POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Courage isn’t necessarily found facing a tiger in the jungle, or jumping out of an airplane – sometimes courage is found by simply living a normal life while facing the unknown. Take Ezekiel Ross, 12, who attends Hannan Junior High School and Mark Kincaid, 11,[Read More…]

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Governor cuts $67 million from W.Va. budget bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wielding his line-item veto authority, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin cut nearly $67 million in appropriations out of the 2014-15 budget bill, passed by the Legislature last Friday. Tomblin, in his veto message, raised concerns that the Legislature’s spending plan took about $147 million out of the state’s[Read More…]

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