West Virginia drops two spots to 47th from its last ranking
The annual “CNBC Top States for Business” was released earlier today and West Virginia's ranking stays near the bottom.
One of the reasons I follow the CNBC ranking is that they’ve been doing them for a number of years which makes year to year comparisons easier. Here is a chart that I’ve worked up from their data.
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Today’s Wheeling newspaper editorials call on state leaders to start searching for ideas for WV’s economic transitioning away from coal
Do you know who had a plan 5 years ago?
From today’s editorials:
West Virginia lawmakers know they can’t put it off any longer. They have to start working to help the people who could be left in the lurch as the state’s economy inevitably transitions. Specifically, state House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and House Minority Leader Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, announced . . .
Yes, it’s a family-values West Virginia Republican state legislator (Joe Jeffries) offering advice on improving your relationships
This story broke last night. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is a link to the WV Metro News article:
Delegate who sponsored anti-sex ed bill takes heat over his own graphic sex discussionhttps://t.co/j4JWs9h6ld— MetroNews (@WVMetroNews) July 9, 2021
From that story:
A West Virginia delegate who sponsored a . . .
West Virginia's latest covid lottery winner is announced
Yesterday, West Virginia's latest covid million-dollar lottery winner was announced. Here’s WV Governor Jim Justice awarding the top prize of a million dollars to Heather Coburn who works at Bill Cole Auto Mall in Bluefield:
If you are wondering, her employer (pictured above) is the same “Bill Cole” who was the . . .
Fox to create a weather channel, remembering the insurrection
Fox to politicize the weather?
From the New York Times:
As the appetite for cable news wanes, Rupert Murdoch is preparing to launch a new TV venture: Fox Weather.
The company is aggressively poaching star meteorologists, hoping to become a powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel. . . .
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The NRA also wants to influence Senator Manchin
They’ll need to get in line behind the Kochs and ExxonMobile:
NRA RT @NRA: BREAKING NEWS: @NRA is launching a TV ad campaign in West Virginia on July 4 urging @Sen_JoeManchin to vote no on Biden’s ATF nominee David Chipman.
More info here: https://t.co/kfmoO2XDJi @ctlnmcfall . . .
And here I thought they worked for West Virginians (with Friday update)
This story, from Britain's Channel 4 News, broke yesterday:
Senior Exxon lobbyist captured on video names 11 senators "crucial" to company: Capito, Manchin, Sinema, Tester, Hassan, Barrasso, Cornyn, Daines, Coons, Kelly and Rubio.— Anthony Adragna . . .
Calls Manchin "Kingmaker" and says speaks with office weekly. https://t.co/c3TOGaICgi