Central Government Approaching Critical Mass

By WV Watchdog on December 2, 2013

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog After years of enrichment, our Central Government is very close to achieving critical power mass and triggering the equivalent of an irreversible nuclear reaction that will permanently lower the trajectory of the American way of life and the individual freedom we enjoy. The give-and-take constitutional balance and […]

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President Ignoring the Economic Harm of Power Plant Regulation

By WV Watchdog on August 15, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog In Pres. Obama’s recent speech on June 25, 2013, he directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize rules that would limit the amount of carbon dioxide released by power plants. Because coal-fired plants release the largest amount of carbon dioxide, coal-related businesses will experience the greatest harm […]

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America is in a World War

By WV Watchdog on July 16, 2013

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog The United States is at war with the rest of the world and our central government has barely mentioned it to us. We have no plan for winning the war, and even worse, we are losing battle after battle and things are going rapidly downhill. Communicating in newspeak, the […]

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That Giant Sucking Sound From Washington

By WV Watchdog on October 30, 2012

By Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog We seldom have a direct vote or voice in setting our levels of taxation.  Federal taxes are imposed by an arrogant and uncaring United States Congress, and I mean both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Despite record high levels of tax revenues, our debt load is […]

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Controlling State Budgets Without Cutting Services or Raising Taxes

By WV Watchdog on September 11, 2012

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog Reports of deep cuts in most state budgets are all too common these days and are passed down to each level of government, including counties and school boards.  One of the primary culprits is the blank check that is Medicaid, the growth of which is crowding out […]

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The Rest of the Pyramid

By WV Watchdog on September 10, 2012

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog I’m sick and tired of being from a mediocre state where my generation lacks the freedom to pursue individual excellence. There, I said what many of my fellow peers are thinking. As a member of Generation Y or the Millennial Generation, I’m a 22 year-old college graduate who faces […]

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West Virginia sees public pension improvements over decade, but still largely underfunded

By WV Watchdog on February 21, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog CHARLESTON — Out of all 50 states, West Virginia saw the largest improvement in its public employee pension funds, but a new report warns that the state has more to do to sure up its pension programs. The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, […]

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West Virginia ranks low for its 2012 state sales tax rate

By westvirginia on February 15, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog CHARLESTON — When it comes to states that have state and local sales taxes, West Virginia falls on the low end of the scale. West Virginia ranked 36th in the nation for it’s state sales tax rate in a study conducted by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan […]

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West Virginia lawmakers debate over right-to-work legislation (audio)

By westvirginia on February 6, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog CHARLESTON — The lead sponsor of right-to-work legislation in the West Virginia Senate encouraged her fellow lawmakers to discuss the issue, while a union-employed senator said such legislation would be harmful to labor. SB508, sponsored by state Sen. Karen Facemyer (R-Jackson) and introduced last Friday, would allow […]

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Natural gas cracker tax incentive becomes first bill passed by West Virginia Legislature in 2012 (video)

By westvirginia on January 25, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog CHARLESTON — Both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature came together to pass a tax incentive aimed at luring major natural gas manufacturing facilities to the state. The state Senate passed HB 4086, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin‘s natural gas cracker tax incentive bill, unanimously 33-0, with Sen. […]

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