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Revisiting America's worst state for business

A look at a predictable editorial

This morning the Wheeling Intelligencer finally commented on last week’s CNBC analysis that ranked West Virginia as America’s worst state for business. The editorial, “Blame Game No Solution for W.Va.,” argues that instead of pointing fingers, as Governor Justice recently did in a press release, he should be providing “solutions or . . .

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July 20, 2017

Still no budget

Of course, it's the Democrats' fault -- it's always their fault

From this morning's Intelligencer editorial on the state's budget problems:

Politics - with some in the Legislature's Democrat Party minority blocking reasonable action by Republicans - has made the budget-balancing process frustrating for all concerned, including taxpayers.

The Democrats are blocking . . .

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May 25, 2016

Balancing the state budget?

Yet another editorial shifts blame away from the party in power

Remember when the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature? Back then, Mike Myer columns and editorials opposing what the legislature was doing or about to do always had "Democrat-controlled" or "Democrat-led" in front of "legislature." Now that the Republicans are in control, the adjectives have . . .

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April 11, 2016

WV Public Broadcasting interviews the newest member of the West Virginia Board of Education

From bad to worse? How our government and media fail West Virginians

Last July, state school board member Wade Linger suggested a state-backed teacher liability insurance plan which was a thinly-disguised effort to lessen the power of teacher unions. Prior to that, at the end of 2014, Linger tried to change the state science standards because they dealt with climate change.

At the request of a . . .

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March 25, 2016

WV news and stories from around the Web

Bad news, good news for West Virginia government

Earlier this week the Center for Public Integrity released grades for its

State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government by the Center for Public Integrity. The comprehensive probe found that in state after state, open records laws are laced . . .

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November 12, 2015

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