“Massive growth” says Governor Jim Justice:
Eliminating the personal income tax would put West Virginia on the fast track to success.— Governor Jim . . .
It means more money in your pocket and potentially massive growth here at home. We need to make it happen!
Thanks @MarkCurtisWOWK for having me on over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/hM5Upzo6ZM
Wait a minute: Haven’t Republicans spent most of the year telling us how terrible the Inflation Reduction Act was for West Virginia
West Virginians probably saw coverage of this in their morning newspaper:
We're excited to share that we're partnering with the State of West Virginia to build our first iron-air battery manufacturing facility in the city of Weirton, a historic steel community with a rich history and knowledge of iron processing. Learn more at: . . .
Alex Mooney’s victory
I was not impressed. He defeated the Democratic candidate, Barry Wendell by 31%. (For comparison, David McKinley defeated Natalie Cline by 38% in 2020.) Wendell received next-to-no support - financial or otherwise, from the Democratic Party and very little coverage by West Virginia media. Mooney did no . . .
Attention, Senator Capito
I know you are still deciding, but here's an interesting poll from Fox News:
seen on Fox News pic.twitter.com/OUza5WFiHm— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 19, 2022
Except that Greitans is the current governor of Missouri and he's running for the U.S. Senate:
We are . . .
Republican talking points on the Texas shooting
The first scapegoat (a teacher) doesn't work -- the door had been closed:
Uvalde teacher closed propped-open door before shooting, Texas officials say https://t.co/BXCrRpFO6Z— The Guardian (@guardian) June 1, 2022
Last night -- a new scapegoat -- Laura Ingraham blamed marijuana. Straight from Reefer Madness (1936):
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Governor Jim Justice: “Today, all of a sudden, the whole world is running through the streets saying where is West Virginia?”
Not to worry, today's Intelligencer front-page cleans up his act for him
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer features an article on recent statements by the state’s governor, Jim Justice. Almost half of the 438-word article by Ogden’s Jess Mancini are direct quotes from the governor. However, the front-page article ignores the following Justice statements that were picked-up by other media:
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From the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of last night’s speech by WV Governor Jim Justice:
Gov. Justice on Thursday used his State of the State address as a victory lap for economic development and tourism in West Virginia, saying the state had avoided a lot of the partisan bickering that’s taking place in Washington.
Then came . . .