Article, however, does not report whether he also stomped his feet and threatened to hold his breath until the severance tax was reduced
This morning's Intelligencer reports:
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Murray Energy CEO Robert E. Murray said paying $7.6 million in West Virginia severance taxes on New Year's Eve forced him to lay off 674 coal miners, so he's urging lawmakers to slash rates by more than half to "save what is left of its coal industry and jobs."
This morning's "newspaper" did carry the AP article on the House of Delegates passage of a bill that eliminates the prevailing wage on public construction projects.
Since the AP didn't cover it, the Intelligencer didn't mention any additional legislation. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, however, the . . .
A look at three stories you didn't see in the morning Intelligencer
The first story is obvious if you watched any non-Fox news yesterday or read any news online:
Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos
That's the headline found on many of the 6,000+ morning news sources that carried an AP report that begins:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury . . .
Here we go again
A bankrupt coal company wants to cut off benefits to its miners while at the same time giving huge bonuses to its executives. Doesn't this sound like what happened with Patriot Coal's bankruptcy last year? (I wrote about it here.) Yes, and that's exactly what's happening in the bankruptcy proceedings . . .
Even when it isn't
For most Republicans, Fox News, and our local "newspapers," it's always Obama's fault. And it's always been his fault. (My favorite Republican example is the survey of Louisiana Republicans that held Obama, rather than George Bush, responsible for the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I also assume you saw that . . .
Delegate Rupie Phillips passes out sun screen to delegates (as protection from global warming)
According to today's Charleston Gazette-Mail, Rupie Phillips, a Democrat from Logan County passed out sun screen yesterday to fellow legislators to help protect them from global warming:
Democratic Delegate Rupie Phillips passed around the bottles of sunscreen Thursday.
The lawmaker from coal-producing Logan County told . . .
Drug testing is back
This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting that the legislature is looking at drug testing for welfare recipients:
The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee advanced legislation (SB 6) Tuesday that would mandate drug testing for about 2,000 adults who receive welfare benefits through the Temporary Assistance . . .