Commentary

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6/7/2018

In February of this year, teachers and school service personnel in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties left the job for 13 days over issues of teacher pay and the rising costs of health insurance available through state Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA).

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3/9/2018

West Virginia continues to experience a steady economic recovery. On March 5, Workforce West Virginia released updated employment numbers that compare January 2018 with January 2017.

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1/10/2018

As we think about job creation in the new year, it is important to note that private sector employment in West Virginia increased during 2017.  Increases in employment can be attributed to growth in mining and logging, construction, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality. Combined, these important sectors provided 8,100 new jobs for West Virginia workers.

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11/11/2017

Our state has made tremendous progress in recent years, and the West Virginia Legislature is to be recognized and commended for its commitment to building a business climate dedicated to job growth.

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11/5/2017

One of my favorite events every year is the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit. Not only because hundreds of my colleagues and friends gather in one place for three days, but also because I love to learn.

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10/22/2017

West Virginia is experiencing a strong period of economic growth. Multiple major investments in our state are being announced by employers who have made the decision to expand in West Virginia.

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10/15/2017

Our state took a great step forward Oct. 7 by passing the Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017. Seen as an opportunity to enhance our infrastructure with improvements to highways, roads and bridges, the public's endorsement represents more than that. It validates what can happen when we come together for a common cause.

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10/4/2017

West Virginians will have an opportunity this week to make a true difference in our state. As we go to the polls on Saturday, it is crucial we recognize what the Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017 means to the entire state.

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9/26/2017

On Oct. 7, West Virginia voters have the opportunity to influence the state's future. The Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017 enables our state to make positive changes that can bring real results - changes that benefit every West Virginian.

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9/19/2017

West Virginia has transformed itself from litigation outlier to an inspiring example of reform. Over the past three years, the state has enacted a series of common-sense measures designed to limit the power of West Virginia’s trial lawyers and restore fairness to its court system.

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