Are any of West Virginia's elected representatives going to hold a town hall meeting about health care?
(with February 27 update)
West Virginia town halls
Early this afternoon the Associated Press reported on attempts to get West Virginia's congressional delegation to attend a town hall meeting about the future of health care:
Demonstrators at the Capitol in Charleston are calling on the state's congressional delegation to hear their . . .
Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail
Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .
According to WV Metro News:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voiced his opposition Monday to President Donald Trump’s executive order that halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and stopped Syrian refugees from coming into the United States.
“After taking the time to review this new . . .
Effects and possible solutions
How would repealing Obamacare affect West Virginia?
Here are the key findings from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report released earlier this week:
– At least 184,000 West Virginians could lose health insurance coverage, many of whom are working in low-wage jobs such as food services.
– An estimated . . .
We can't blame McConnell, he's a Republican!
From the conclusion of this morning's Intelligencer editorial:
That is politics at its worst. It appears the only way the mine retirees will get the immediate assistance is for lawmakers to go along with the McConnell plan or something like it. That being the situation, those resisting the idea will deserve all the blame if . . .
Suddenly Senator Capito cares about what might happen if Republicans end Obamacare
Here is what I about wrote about Capito's position on Obamacare in 2014 when she was running for the U.S. Senate:
House Republicans, including Capito, have voted to end Obamacare at least 54 times. Earlier this year at her West Liberty University-sponsored political rally, she asserted that "everybody is unhappy" . . .
More hypocrisy from the Wheeling "newspapers"
Yesterday, I documented how local Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson has changed his mind on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and yet the locals' front-page article about his views on trade said nothing about it. Today, both local "newspapers" featured a similar front-page story, "West Virginia Lawmakers Oppose Trade Deal," . . .