Forget taxes, critical race theory, and destroying public education, what West Virginia’s Republican Party most cares about are guns
You probably saw this article in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer:
An unsuccessful bill that caused infighting among Republican lawmakers four years ago to allow college students to carry concealed weapons on campus is back, this time being considered by the West Virginia Senate. https://t.co/94OG76g5me pic.twitter.com/4ON6sjisJz— Steven . . .
The Republican war on public education continues
West Virginia moves to microschooling
From Mountain State Spotlight:
Students at microschools, a mix between private schools and homeschooling that largely operate without scrutiny, could soon access state funds from the Hope Scholarship program under a proposed change.https://t.co/1nbKRv4wyz— Mountain State Spotlight . . .
All hat, no cattle
The WV legislature and Ogden Newspapers have praised the state for its willingness to always help those in need. When it comes to Ukrainian refugees, do we deserve the praise?
In last Thursday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, we were told that West Virginians
“are always willing to welcome new folks. . . . This is a West Virginia trait that does not differ based on the letter someone chooses to put after his or her last name. If someone needs our help, we give it.”
In addition to . . .
Are West Virginians as hospitable as legislators and Ogden Newspapers think they are?
Yesterday’s Ogden editorial, “WVa. a Welcome Home for Refugees,” begins by telling us what the WV legislature did at the end of their most recent legislative session:
Among the last resolutions adopted by West Virginia lawmakers before the end of this year’s regular legislative session was one urging . . .
“Just because we can’t cite a specific example doesn’t mean it isn’t happening”
WV Delegate Chris Pritt makes the case for believing that Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster, and the teaching of CRT in West Virginia are all real
The issue: WV Republican’s anti-stereotype (anti-CRT) legislation
This weekend’s Wheeling New Register carried an op-ed by WV Delegate Chris Pritt (R-Kanawha) in which he made the case for the legislation he introduced earlier this month:
Anti-Stereotyping Act Strengthens W.Va.’s Public Schools
This is how Pritt . . .
The WV House considers legislation to arm WV teachers and school personnel
As reported by Ryan Quinn in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, the WV House Education Committee advanced a bill for school districts to allow school personnel to be armed:
The West Virginia House Education Committee has again advanced a bill that would let teachers and principals bring concealed guns into public schools, if their . . .
It’s another Republican anti-labor bill
And this one is supported by a recently resigned WV Supreme Court justice
From Lacie Pierson in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:
The House of Delegates is advancing a bill that would remove the means for West Virginia workers and their families to seek financial relief beyond workers compensation insurance in the event they’re injured or killed due to negligence or . . .
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