Guess how our local congressman, David McKinley (who refers to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression), voted?
From the Associated Press:
The House has approved a bill that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol as well as a bust of Roger Taney, the U.S. chief justice known for an infamous pro-slavery decision. The legislation now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate. https://t.co/ayVdrpCLUf— The Associated Press (@AP) June 30, . . .
The Washington Post looks at how it came to be, and I look at how we are doing economically under it
How did it happen?
Earlier today, this article from the Washington Post caught my eye:
New piece! It's about Joe Manchin, WV's long realignment, and why he votes and acts the way he does and where the state is headed.
Lots of stuff on elections, coal, realignment, party building and more: https://t.co/YmRYLcaZWR . . .
Despite incentives, the state missed Governor Justice's June 20 target goal of 65% of its residents with at least one dose
The state of West Virginia gave away money, guns, and trucks for prizes and the governor's dog issued a special plea ("do it for Babydog"), but West Virginia still did not meet Governor Jim Justice's goal of 65% WV residents with at least one coronavirus shot by June 20th. Here are today's statistics from the WV . . .
West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, continues his quest to either kill public broadcasting or make it another state Republican news outlet
More on Justice’s appointments to the Educational Broadcasting Authority
My previous post was about the governor's appointments to the board that oversees WV public broadcasting. With additional information, here is some follow-up to that post.
The more I read about the appointments, the more it became clear to me that fairness, objectivity and acceptance of science are not what . . .
Politicizing public broadcasting: Governor Justice appoints right-wing Republicans to West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s board
Claiming to bring “balance” to the board, Justice has recently appointed members with connections to Don Blankenship, Bill Maloney, David McKinley, the Chamber of Commerce, the Kochs, and the Cardinal Institute
The Associated Press reported earlier this week that last Friday Justice appointed Greg Thomas to the governing body of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. According to the AP:
Thomas has worked for several GOP politicians, including the campaign of convicted former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s failed U.S. Senate run in . . .
What a surprise: McConnell tells Manchin and the Democrats that they can compromise all they want -- 'the For the People Act ain't gonna happen'
This after today's local Ogden papers gave up half of their front pages supporting Manchin's alternate plan
Both of today's Wheeling papers featured a front-page story on WV senator Joe Manchin's efforts to win Republican votes for the For the People Act. But, according to the Republican Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, it's not going to happen. Here's the headline at Politico last hour:
GOP crushes Manchin's . . .
More than just a couple of chicken sandwiches
The current story
From Roll Call:
The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating whether Rep. Alex X. Mooney misspent campaign funds on personal pursuits and failed to properly report required information in his Federal Election Commission filings, according to a source familiar with the inquiry and related . . .