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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 . . .

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June 18, 2016

Catching up on the news

Some things never change

Locals back to printing McKinley PR releases as news

McKinley sponsors never-going-to-happen commission and, of course, gets front-page coverage

Thursday morning's front-page of the Intelligencer brought us a David McKinley public relations release disguised as a front-page story. The headline reads:

Rep. . . .

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April 18, 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

Who's running West Virginia?

The Charleston Gazette-Mail's Ken Ward Jr. recently did an excellent two-part report at his Coal Tattoo blog trying to answer the question "who really runs West Virginia?" In his posts he points to energy, especially coal companies, which didn't surprise me. Today's morning papers did little to suggest otherwise.

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March 05, 2016

Is it really Tax Freedom Day?

Blaming the Federal Government

It's tax time so it's no surprise that our local "newspaper" uses the day to rail against the federal government. Today's editorial, Federal Taxes Out of Control, tells us about the Tax Foundation findings on when we no longer work for the government.

Each year at about this time, coinciding with the April . . .

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April 16, 2015

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