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Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states. As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.   “My district has more United Mine Workers members than any other Congressional district in the nation,”Congressman Mike […]

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West Virginia Senate backing away from soda tax increase, House still entertaining it

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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West Virginia House and Senate Republicans introduced a slew of soda-tax bills that stand to increase taxes on soft drinks by 500 percent.

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West Virginia lawmakers consider school choice options

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Education Blog, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Earlier this week, lawmakers in West Virginia heard about options that would serve school choice families.

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Government advocates tout not-so-inspirational tales of broadband need

By   /  August 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Technology, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Pai and Capito also reference a software developer who recently moved to the state who planned to work from home. But, oops, the man purchased a house in a town where he can’t access high-speed internet.

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Social Security appeals judge pleads guilty to retaliation charge

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Andrus admitted that he helped devise a plan to discredit an ODAR staff member who blew the whistle on an alleged scheme to bilk taxpayers

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Country roads and red tape: Lawsuit challenges West Virginia’s anti-competitive regulations for movers

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, State Government, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed filed Thursday in federal court challenges the constitutionality of West Virginia’s anti-competitive licensing laws for moving companies.

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