No to Coal Subsidies, No to Corporate Welfare
Conservatives have long been among the biggest critics of welfare programs for poor and low-income Americans, mostly with just cause. But such criticism would probably be received better if there was even half as much outrage directed at welfare for …
Why West Virginia Is Likely to Become the 26th Right-to-Work State
West Virginia seems almost certain to soon become American’s 26th right-to-work state. Republicans took control of both houses of the West Virginia legislature in 2014. State legislative leaders have made passing right-to-work this year a top priority. It only takes …
West Virginia Democrat, Managing Election Laws, Violates Own Rules
The state’s chief election officer may have violated state election laws when she brought a group of supporters to the Kanawha County Voters Registration Office today.
On Wednesday, the first day for early voting in West Virginia, …
What to Watch For in Nebraska and West Virginia Tomorrow
Also from today’s Morning Jolt, which you would have by now if you were a subscriber:
GOP Primary Voters Feeling Sasse-y in Nebraska
Nebraska and West Virginia hold their primaries tomorrow.
The title fight in GOP circles is the fight …
Meet the Worst Governor You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
The first Morning Jolt of a full and busy week notes the president’s human props guests for the State of the Union address, an embarrassing confession from a White House speechwriter, the National Republican Senatorial Committee emphasizing their stance in …
Rockefeller Out; Senate Conservatives Fund Seeks New Option
Senator Jay Rockefeller, Democrat of West Virginia, says he won’t run for another term.
For the Republicans, Representative Shelley Moore Capito had already announced her intent to run for the seat in 2014; the Club for Growth turned its collective …
Democrats Keep the Governor’s Mansion in West Virginia
West Virginia has disappointed Republicans tonight.
The Associated Press has called it for Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin, the state-senate president who became acting governor when Joe Manchin was elected to the Senate.
At this late hour, Tomblin has 49.21 percent; Republican …
Wide Crevasse Separates the Party Nominees in the Mountain State
Over on the home page, I take a look at the West Virginia gubernatorial election, where the contrast between the candidates cannot be overstated:
Manchin’s election required him to step down as governor, and state-senate president Earl Ray Tomblin …
West Virginia Will Pick a Governor in October
This is interesting: West Virginia will hold its special election for governor one month before the other three gubernatorial elections this year, October 4:
West Virginia would elect a governor Oct. 4 after nominating candidates in a May 14 primary, after the Legislature …
An Extra Governor’s Race This Year, in West Virginia
Yes, West Virginia, you will have a special gubernatorial election this year:
West Virginia must hold a special election to choose a governor who will take office by Nov. 15, or within one year of when state Senate President Earl Ray …
BREAKING: West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey Will Run for Senate in 2018
Today Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia’s state attorney general, will announce that he’s running for U.S. Senate in 2018, hoping to take on Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin. The race, in a state that President Trump won last year with almost 69 …
Texas’s Blue-State Pensions
My AEI colleague Andrew Biggs looks at how states treat their career, non-public-safety employees in retirement. It turns out that the most generous state is West Virginia, which gives retirees 115 percent of their final earnings each year. Next come New …
In a Surrender States’ Sovereignty State of Mind
New York’s attorney general “wants to force other States to adopt the energy policies that are one of the big reasons New York is an economic basket case.” Myron Ebell, director for the Center for Energy and Environment at …
The Coming Huge Fight Over Abortion — Among Democrats
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Get Ready for a Massive Fight Over Abortion — Among Democrats!
So at what point can we declare that there’s a civil war within the Democratic party over abortion? Because West Virginia …
Fifty States of Obamacare Confusion, Stress, and Aggravation
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Fifty States of Obamacare Confusion, Stress, and Aggravation
No matter where you live in the United States, Obamacare is causing headaches, stress, and aggravation for someone near you.
In New Hampshire, vending-machine …
Club for Growth: Capito Is the Wrong Candidate in West Virginia
That didn’t take long; this morning the news broke that Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican, was preparing to run for Senate in 2014; hours later, the Club for Growth issues a statement that is distinctly unwelcoming her to …
Tell Your West Virginia Friends to Vote Today!
The Tuesday Morning Jolt features Obama’s admission that Americans aren’t better off now than they were four years ago, a look at the reshuffled primary schedule, and . . . oh yes, it’s election day in West Virginia.
Take Us …
West Virginia’s Bumper Crop of Gubernatorial Candidates
Perhaps a deficit of prosperity leads to a surplus of candidates running to fix things; West Virginia, for example, does not lack gubernatorial candidates for its special election this October, with 14 candidates filing papers:
One of the final candidates to …
West Virginia GOP Chair Won’t Run for Governor
Mike Stuart, the chairman of the West Virginia GOP, said he’s not running for governor. He said he may consider running for public office in 2012.
The Republicans who have thrown their hat in the ring include State Sen. Clark …
Candidates Lining Up for Possible West Virginia Governor’s Race
If West Virginia ends up having a gubernatorial election this year, there will be at least two Republicans making a bid.
Former secretary of state Betty Ireland announced her interest in running at the end of the year; state senator …