Last Updated: March 5, 2021 During the 2021 Legislative Session, I will update this post as often as I can. Hopefully, it will be updated daily. I will post the Bills and important Resolutions voted on by the West Virginia House of Delegates by date along with a description or explanation of the bill, whether or not they passed, vote count, … Read More
by Rep. David McKinley Jul 15, 2020 Over the past few months, Americans have become acutely aware of the problems with relying on foreign countries for vital products. The global pandemic has shined a light on the fact that America depends on foreign suppliers far too much for products vital to our health — from masks to testing swabs to … Read More
(Note: This shows how far the leftwing news media will go to discredit President Trump or any of his staff or appointments.) NBC News’ Chuck Todd aired a deceptively edited clip of Attorney General Bill Barr discussing the Michael Flynn case during his “Meet the Press” broadcast on Sunday, prompting the network to concede the mistake hours later — but … Read More
Personal income growth in West Virginia during 2013 was only 1.5% – the lowest in the nation – and about half the national average of 2.6%. Overall income growth in West Virginia in the previous 30 years under Democratic control had been only 13% (about one-third of the national average of 37%). Wages of the impoverished bottom 1% income earners … Read More
CHARLESTON — Legislators learned the latest on natural gas pipeline projects underway in the state, including the nearly $6 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline that put its 3,100 West Virginia employees back to work Tuesday. “We had fantastic news from FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission),” Robert Orndorff, state policy manager for Dominion Resources, told lawmakers during a presentation on the … Read More
The Blue Ribbon Commission met for the first time Friday morning, setting guidelines for the group, which will look at the sustainability of the state’s four-year higher education institutions. The commission, which was established by Gov. Jim Justice earlier this month, has been charged with recommending policies, structure and organization to the governor that will improve the state’s four-year institutions, … Read More
Just a few years ago, West Virginia ranked last in the nation for construction employment. The state actually ranked lower than last, coming in at No. 51 behind Washington, D.C., according to Mike Clowser, executive director of the Contractors Association of West Virginia. But now — thanks to increased construction activity related to the oil and gas industry, coal industry … Read More
West Virginia is headed in the right direction and there is much to celebrate. Our unemployment rate is low, job growth is high, we anticipate a budget surplus for the first time in years and our workforce participation rate is improving. And this is just the beginning.