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Historic Washington home has a ‘Happy’ future

The Washington influence in this area goes back to the days of George Washington as a surveyor.

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W.Va. lawmakers are after a cure for what doesn’t ail us

Perhaps the best measure of the nitwittedness of West Virginia legislators is that, at a time when the evils supposedly caused by the federal debt and deficits are utterly absent — economic stagnation, skyrocketing inflation, soaring interest rates and — horror of horrors — “debasement of the currency,” (I won’t even discuss national bankruptcy, which is literally impossible) the Legislature is passing a resolution to convene a constitutional convention for the purpose of requiring a balanced federal budget.

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On impact fees, heed Isaac Newton — every action has a reaction

Impact fees are aptly named.

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Changes in the county and Legislature

Previously I’ve written about the Jefferson County Emergency Services and the ambulance fee/tax based on conversations with Ramona Wesling, a concerned citizen that has been attending the monthly meetings.

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The case for ambulance fee as ‘revenue generator’

The ambulance fee/tax is an issue that appears to gather more complexity as time goes on.

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‘Waiter, there’s too much tax in my beverage’

On most of the roads that enter our state there can be seen a sign saying “West Virginia – Open for Business.”

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Expect no straight dope from anti-straight ticket bill

The West Virginia Senate voted last week 25-8 to eliminate straight-ticket voting in a move for which it engaged in considerable back-patting given, Republican leaders proclaimed, that they owed their most recent electoral victory to straight-ticket voting.

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Common Core is ‘education without representation’

I’ve written about Common Core before.

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Is the Convention of States an idea whose time has come?

As most readers of this column are aware, I believe that the federal government is broken.

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Why does Morrisey support a lawsuit that hurts W.Va.?

In his jihad against the Affordable Care Act, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined the attorneys general of eight other states in filing a lawsuit — King v. Burwell — that argues the premium subsidies people acquire through the federal exchange to help them pay for health insurance are illegal and should be stopped.

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