The Wheeling Intelligencer explains why the majority party (Republicans) did not assert themselves on the budget
Reading the Sunday News-Register
The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial
How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .
The local "newspapers" tell us what we need for governor: an anti-establishment outsider who understands military strategy
Tough criteria but fortunately Bill Cole is running!
Saturday: a recycled Myer column about Bill Cole as outsider
In his Saturday column, Mike Myer makes two points:
1st Point -- Democrats and unions controlled West Virginia for far too long. Things are different now that Republicans are in control.
In early 2015, Republicans wrested control of the Legislature . . .
(Hint -- judging by what some Republican legislators are saying, it doesn't appear to be jobs or flood relief)
Reporter Eric Eyre wrote in Wednesday morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
A Republican state senator is urging West Virginia lawmakers to take up a transgender “bathroom bill” as the No. 1 item on a special session agenda that places flood relief as the fourth — and last — measure on the same list.
Senator . . .
A new low?
Page C4 of the opinion section has a guest column by the House of Delegates member Ryan Weld (R, Brooke and Ohio). The title, "Democrats Obstructed Budget Solely for Politics," describes the first fourth of the column. The rest of the column is a personal attack on Senator Jack Yost.
The column purports to be about the . . .
Different day, same point of view
The lead editorial is a rewrite of yesterday's Mike Myer's opinion column (see next post down):
A week ago, Charleston was permeated with a near-sense of panic. Time was running out for West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to agree on a budget. There were warnings . . .
Today's Mike Myer' column in the Intelligencer laments that while a budget was finally passed by the legislature, it contained only a few budget cuts. Who did Myer blame for this lack of action on budget cuts? Republicans, who have a majority in both the Senate and the House of Delegates? Of course not, the word . . .