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This week from Charleston

February 21, 2014 This last week was critical in that all bills originating in the House make it out of committee on the Forty-seventh Day in order to make it to a floor vote prior to “cross-over” day, which is the... more »»

This week from Charleston

February 16, 2014 The Minimum Wage Bill passed the House this week. If this bill becomes law, the minimum wage will go up on Jan. 1, 2017 and again the following. more »»

This week from Charleston

January 31, 2014 Things are moving very quickly in the Legislature. This week one of the bills that I am lead sponsor on, HB 2966, The Internet Privacy Protection Act, passed the House of Delegates 97-0. more »»

This week from Charleston

January 24, 2014 The effects of the chemical spill are still being felt. The smell continues to be present in some places nearly ten days after the disaster. more »»

The Wise Guyde

January 24, 2014 This is a column about matters of the spirit. It will not be promoting any particular religion or political point of view. Those are up to yo. more »»

This week from Charleston

January 17, 2014 My first column of the new session should be optimistic and hopeful. It should recognize the Governor’s State of the State and his agenda for this year’s legislative session. more »»

Don’t Let Finances Add to Your Holiday Stress

December 27, 2013 (StatePoint) With the holiday season in full swing, minding one’s budget can sometimes be as much of a challenge as watching your waistline. more »»

Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Cooking and Baking

November 29, 2013 (StatePoint) Anything to make entertaining easier is a welcome gift around the holiday season. more »»

Five Tips for Making the Holidays More Affordable

November 18, 2013 (StatePoint) Getting the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list doesn’t mean you have to go over-budget. more »»

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What to Ask Your Doctor

October 22, 2013 (StatePoint) No one wants to think about breast cancer often, but there’s definitely one person with whom you should discuss the topic annually -- your doctor. more »»

The View From Here

August 16, 2013 A friend of mine claims he’s failing retirement. more »»

This Week from Charleston

July 5, 2013 I want to thank everyone involved in another successful Streetfest. A long time ago, I was involved in a small part in the development of Streetfest. more »»

This Week from Charleston

June 28, 2013 The legislative interim session in Wheeling during the sesquicentennial celebration was something I will cheris. more »»

The Devil is coming to town

June 21, 2013 The Devil was in the backseat of my car the other day. more »»

This Week from Charleston

June 14, 2013 Over a month ago, Gov. Tomblin made one of the most important announcements of his tenure. more »»

This Week from Charleston

June 7, 2013 The choice for the next Democratic leader in the West Virginia House of Delegates moved a little closer to the end point  this past week. Del. more »»

This week from Charleston

May 31, 2013 First, as an update to last week's column on the Speaker's race, I have endorsed Del. Tim Miley of Harrison County for Speaker of the House. I have known De. more »»

This week from Charleston

May 24, 2013 The number one topic this week in the Legislature-and perhaps in the entire political scene of West Virginia is the anticipated June 15, 2013 resignation of House of Delegates Speaker Rick Thompso... more »»

This week from Charleston

May 10, 2013 I was surprised to be named by a Charleston newspaper last week as one of the top 25 members with a high "batting" average on legislation during the sessio. more »»

This week from Charleston

May 6, 2013 One of the bills awaiting the Governor’s signature is HB 2960, would allow consumers to appeal denials of coverage by health insurance companie. more »»



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