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Legal Reforms, Balanced Court Keep West Virginia Off Annual ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Report

Press release received from WV CALA

Charleston, W.Va. – For the third year in a row, West Virginia’s legal system is no longer considered a “Judicial Hellhole” according to legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens…Continue Reading

Gov. Jim Justice Town Hall Meeting in Martinsburg

Join Governor Jim Justice on Tuesday, October 3 for a town hall meeting on the Roads to Prosperity Amendment. This is an opportunity to ask questions regarding the statewide road bond election, which will be held on Saturday, October 7.

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WVCALA: Survey Reveals Legal Reforms Bring Fairness, Improve West Virginia’s Lawsuit Climate

Charleston, W.Va. – The legal reforms that were recently enacted in West Virginia have improved West Virginia’s lawsuit climate according to a survey released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform according…Continue Reading

LWV to sponsor meeting on October 7 - Special Election: Roads to Prosperity

On Saturday, October 7, a special election will take place in West Virginia to decide on a constitutional amendment to implement a program entitled Roads to Prosperity.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is sponsoring…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Water Crisis Personal Injury Lawyers Request Millions In Fees, Average Person Will Get $525

Press release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) calls a request for nearly $45 million in personal injury lawyer fees for…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Governor Justice Approves Much-Needed Lawsuit Reforms Passed By The Legislature

Charleston, W.Va. – Legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) is applauding Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature for enacting additional much-needed lawsuit reforms during the recently…Continue Reading

National Park Service Proposing Plan to Restore Wetlands at Four Parks in DC, Maryland and WV

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on its plan to restore wetland areas at Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Monocacy…Continue Reading

Washington High Teacher Named State Math Teacher of the Year

Barbara Bryant Zingg, mathematics teacher at Washington High School in Charles Town, was named West Virginia Secondary School Mathematics Teacher of the year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the organization’s…Continue Reading

West Virginia Voters Continue To Support Lawsuit Reform

Press release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – According to a new survey by West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA), nearly a majority (48%) of West Virginia voters…Continue Reading

Manufacturers Launch Ad Campaign: Support Scott Pruitt

Press release received from the National Association of Manufacturers

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will run ads, starting this weekend, in West Virginia calling on viewers to contact…Continue Reading

Legal Watchdog Group Applauds Legislative Leaders Commitment To Additional Legal Reforms

Press Release received from WVCALA

Charleston, W.Va. – Legal watchdog group, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse is applauding Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead for their continued commitment…Continue Reading

Legal Reforms Improve West Virginia’s Ranking On Annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Report

Charleston, W.Va. – For the second year in a row, West Virginia is no longer considered a “Judicial Hellhole,” according to legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA). The American Tort Reform Foundation…Continue Reading

“Limited Edition” Christmas Ornaments Available - Trinity United Methodist Church

This year’s 2016 “Limited Edition” ornament of Trinity United Methodist Church is now available.

Ornaments can be purchased at the Newberry Executive Center-142 N. Queen Street or the Trinity United Methodist Church-220…Continue Reading

Jefferson County Interact Club Makes Flood-Relief Donation

Students from the Interact Club at Jefferson County’s Jefferson High School have donated $1,700 to help the town of Richwood, WV, rebuild from the floods that devastated several counties in the state last June 23. Richwood, in Nicholas…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Personal Injury Lawsuit Industry Political Spending Exceeds One Million Dollars

Charleston, W.Va. – The amount of money personal injury lawyers are pouring into statewide campaigns, legislative races, and outside expenditure efforts this year has exceeded one million dollars, according to West Virginia Citizens Against…Continue Reading

Don Blankenship: American Political Prisoner Issues Public Statement from Prison

Statement received from Mr. Don Blankenship

TAFT, CA. - Don Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company (a coal company that experienced a mine explosion at its Upper Big Branch(UBB) mine in West Virginia…Continue Reading

West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Announces Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) announced the kick-off of its annual Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week today.

This week, the grassroots organization will be highlighting why lawsuit abuse hurts…Continue Reading

WV Rivers’ Film Festival November 7 - Tickets on Sale Now!

WV Rivers’ annual Film Festival is headed back to the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown on Friday, November 4! This year we are featuring films that connect us with the Mountain State and celebrate our incredible landscapes, biodiversity,…Continue Reading

Senate Candidate Patricia Rucker in One of the Top Races in the Country

Press release received from the West Virginia Republican Senate Committee

Charleston, W.Va. - This week the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) selected Patricia Rucker’s candidacy for the West Virginia State Senate…Continue Reading

National Youth Advocate Program Rolls Out “Home = Hope” Campaign

Fairmont, WV, – The National Youth Advocate Program is launching a new foster parent recruitment campaign through the end of 2016, Home = Hope, to highlight the pressing need for foster parents in the state of West Virginia.

It’s…Continue Reading

Red Cross Shelters 10,000+ in Louisiana; Flooding Worst Disaster Since Superstorm Sandy

Charleston, WVa — The American Red Cross is helping thousands of people in Louisiana affected by the devastating flooding there, likely the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. More than 500 disaster volunteers from all…Continue Reading

National Youth Advocate Program Adds Full-time Foster Parent Recruiter

The National Youth Advocate Program recently added a full-time foster parent recruiter to their team, in order to meet the ever-increasing need for qualified foster families in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia. 

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Historic Flooding Sweeps Across West Virginia: Relief Efforts Underway

Leadership WV is leading an effort across the state to collect items to help those who have been devastated by the historic flooding that occurred in Southern WV.

RMS Shredding will be collecting items this weekend at the Chamber office…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Company Drops Motorcycle Coverage In West Virginia Due To Poor Lawsuit Climate

Press Release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. WVCALA is a nonprofit citizen watchdog group with 30,000 members interested in a broad range of civil justice issues.

Charleston, W.Va. – As thousands…Continue Reading

Candidate Buckley Slams AARP, WV Press Association, and WV Public Broadcasting Over Debates

Press Release received from Libertarian Party of WV

John Buckley, the Libertarian Party candidate for Secretary of State, today castigated the three proposed hosts of what would be an October “closed-to-the-competition”…Continue Reading

United States Mint to Launch Harpers Ferry NHP Quarter on June 8

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, in partnership with the United States Mint, invite the public to the official launch of the 33rd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  The launch ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.…Continue Reading

Response On Behalf Of Donald L. Blankenship To Statement By Hillary Clinton

Press Release Received from Donald L. Blankenship

WILLIAMSON, W.VA. - Secretary Hillary Clinton was apparently offended by my presence at one of her campaign stops. She should understand that as a lifetime member of coal country…Continue Reading

WV CALA: If Campaign Finance Case Is Appealed, Justice Davis Should Recuse Herself

Charleston, W.Va. – If Justice Benjamin’s public campaign finance case is appealed, as is being discussed, Justice Robin Davis should recuse herself to preserve the integrity of the high court, a legal watchdog group said today.

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Passage Of Outside Counsel Legislation Closes The Door On Backroom Deals

Press release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey deserve recognition for their work on a good-government outside…Continue Reading

Travis Simms Announces Candidacy as Libertarian for 32nd District House of Delegates

Rainelle, WV (Fayette County) The Libertarian Party of West Virginia today announces yet another Libertarian candidate for the House of Delegates in the 2016 elections: Travis Simms in the primarily Fayette County-based three-member 32nd…Continue Reading

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Charleston, West Virginia - The Craik -Patton House and West Virginia Public Broadcasting are partnering with Catholic Charities of West Virginia to sponsor a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. The drive will be March 10 to April…Continue Reading

Libertarian Karl Kolenich Announces for Attorney General

Buckhannon, WV - Karl Kolenich, an attorney in private practice in Upshur County, today announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for Attorney General. “I’ve never viewed myself as a politician,” said Kolenich,…Continue Reading

W.Va. Chamber Congratulates Legislature on Passing Right-to-Work

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce congratulated legislators today for their votes to pass SB 1, the Workplace Freedom Act.  SB 1 makes West Virginia a Right-to-Work state, giving workers the freedom to choose…Continue Reading

WVCALA Urges Lawmakers To Bring Lawsuit Appeals In Line With Most Other States

Charleston, W.Va. – As state lawmakers consider several much-needed lawsuit reforms this legislative session, they can make great strides in bringing our lawsuit appeal process in line with the rest of the nation by establishing an intermediate…Continue Reading

Money available to fight blight in Eastern Panhandle

Abandoned buildings reduce property values, increase crime and drug activity and costs for police and fire departments, increase infrastructure repair costs, hobble economic development and provide significant environmental and health hazards.Continue Reading

Leadership West Virginia Announces the Class Of 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifty-five leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership West Virginia.  Candidates were selected from a list of nominations that was submitted in late 2015.…Continue Reading

Davey Jones Makes Statement on House Bill 4145

“I could not be on the house floor January 27th to discuss house bill 4145. However this bill is such an important piece of legislation to all West Virginians that I am obligated to weigh in on its discussion.

On January 19, state…Continue Reading

Op-ed: Bring Transparency to State’s Outside Counsel Law

Op-Ed by Roman Stauffer, Executive Director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

It’s time for state lawmakers to enact a good-government outside counsel rule requiring transparency and competitive bidding for…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Legislature Eyes Several State Court Fairness Fixes

Charleston, W.Va. – The start of the new legislative session brings an opportunity to address some persisting problems in our state civil justice system, according to legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV…Continue Reading

WVCALA Applauds Governor Tomblin For Highlighting Legal Reforms in Annual State Address

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) applauds Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for mentioning in his annual State of the State address the much-needed legal reforms that were passed and enacted last year.…Continue Reading

Beth Walker Files Candidacy Paperwork For Justice Of The Supreme Court Of Appeals Of West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va. – As she filed her paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to make her candidacy for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals official, Beth Walker reiterated her commitment to fairness, impartiality, and the rule…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Improving State Legal Climate Is Worthy Highlight For Governor’s Annual Address

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – Recent legislative reforms of many of West Virginia’s civil justice sore-spots and the removal of the unwanted “Judicial Hellhole” label on the state should be worthy of recognition as policymakers and the public…Continue Reading

WV Chamber Op-Ed: Right-to-Work is Right for West Virginia

By: Steve Roberts, president, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce


The West Virginia Legislature has signaled that it will take up a right-to-work (RTW) bill in the 2016 session, which begins in January.  They absolutely…Continue Reading

Small Business Owner Elected To WV CALA Leadership Role

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – Following one of the most successful years for lawsuit reform in recent memory, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) announced today that its board of directors elected Greenbrier County small business…Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season at West Virginia State Parks

Received from the WV State Parks Department

We’re looking forward to 2016 and hope you’ll visit one or many of our state parks.  This is a quick note with some events, specials and challenges that I wanted…Continue Reading

WV CALA Encourages Lawmakers To Establish An Intermediate Court Of Appeals

Charleston, W.Va. – As lawmakers discussed the creation of an intermediate court of appeals during their monthly interim meetings at the State Capitol, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) urged lawmakers to take action…Continue Reading

WV CALA Kicks Off Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

Charleston, W.Va. – To help raise awareness about abusive lawsuits and the tactics of greedy personal injury lawyers, and highlight recently passed lawsuit reforms, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) kicked off its annual…Continue Reading

Beth Walker For Supreme Court Announces Voter Education Initiative On Judicial Election Changes

CHARLESTON, W.VA. - The 2015 West Virginia Legislative session brought major changes to the state’s judicial election process. For the first time in the history of the Mountain State, voters will elect judges in a non-partisan manner. Beth…Continue Reading

WVCALA Survey: Major Employers Report Imbalances In West Virginia Courts

Press release received from WV CALA

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia’s lawsuit system is viewed as unfair and ranked last in the country according to the Harris Poll survey of major employers, which was released today. …Continue Reading

Legislative Leaders Speak At Conclusion Of WV CALA’s Small Business Summer Tour In Bluefield

Bluefield, W.Va. – At its final Small Business Summer Tour stop of the year, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) grassroots members joined small business owners and community leaders in Bluefield to discuss the much-needed…Continue Reading

Accelerate West Virginia to Support Bill Cole for Governor

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — Accelerate West Virginia, backed by a group of conservative and business leaders committed to moving West Virginia forward, today announced its formation and support of current State Senate President Bill Cole’s…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Legislative Study Needed on West Virginia Judicial Oversight Body

Charleston, W.Va. – A recent report from the Judicial Investigation Commission created controversy over how a complaint about Justice Robin Davis was handled, and West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) is asking state legislators…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Judicial Investigation Commission Member Is Major Donor to Justice Robin Davis’ Campaigns

Charleston, W.Va. – A major supporter of Justice Robin Davis’ political campaigns serves on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals’ Joint Investigation Commission, according to West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA).…Continue Reading

American Red Cross Looking for Military Veterans

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. – The American Red Cross of Northeast West Virginia is looking for a veteran of any military service who would like to work with vulnerable and at-risk service members and their families in the Kearneysville area. …Continue Reading

WVCALA: New Research Shows Longstanding Philosophical Alliances Among State Supreme Court Justices

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Supreme Court Justices Robin Davis, Margaret Workman, and Brent Benjamin were recently reported to be most likely to agree philosophically in recent years, and new research shows this alliance has existed…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Judicial Investigation Commission Response To Learjet Justice Lacks Facts, Substance

Charleston, W.Va. – An investigation by the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission into whether state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis should have disclosed that her husband sold a million-dollar Learjet to a personal injury lawyer…Continue Reading

WV CALA Op-Ed: Consider Arbitration to Resolve Disputes

Consider Arbitration To Resolve Disputes
By Roman Stauffer

Ask anyone who has ever been involved in a lawsuit, and they’ll tell you about the expensive and lengthy process of resolving disputes through litigation. Often times…Continue Reading

Red Cross of NE WV Welcomes New Major Gifts Officer

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Monday, July 2, 2015— The American Red Cross announces that Tammy Whitacre has been named the new Major Gifts Office located in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Having worked in the Non-Profit world for over 10 years,…Continue Reading

WV CALA Kicks Off “Small Business Summer” Tour

Charleston, W.Va. – To help shine a spotlight on the importance of small businesses for our state and the harm these businesses can face from abusive lawsuits, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) announced the kick-off…Continue Reading

Beth Walker Announces Campaign For Supreme Court Of Appeals Of West Virginia

Morgantown, W.Va. – Today, Beth Walker announced her candidacy for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Walker, a successful attorney, said she hopes to bring fairness and a strong voice for all citizens to the state’s…Continue Reading

West Virginia Supreme Court Decision Could Permit Criminals To Profit From Their Illegal Actions

Charleston, W.Va. – In separate strongly worded dissents, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Justices Menis Ketchum and Allen Loughry claim a recent decision by fellow justices on the high court will encourage criminals to file lawsuits…Continue Reading

WVCALA Kicksoff Annual Juror Appreciation Week

Charleston, W.Va. – In an effort to encourage and educate West Virginians about the importance of jury participation to our justice system, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) kicked off its annual Juror Appreciation…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Learjet Justice Connection Raise Questions About Impartiality In Justice System

Charleston, W.Va. – Citing the need for an impartial legal system and fairness for all West Virginians in the court system, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) announced its support of a complaint filed with the Judicial…Continue Reading

New Leadership And Chapter Designation For Local Red Cross

MORGANTOWN, WV –  Recently the National Red Cross Organization has orchestrated a complete restructuring both administratively and geographically. 

There are now four chapters in West Virginia with the north central portion…Continue Reading

WV CALA Launches Public Education Campaign Thanking House Of Delegates For Supporting Lawsuit Reform

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) today announced the launch of a statewide public education radio campaign to thank members of the West Virginia House of Delegates who have supported much-needed…Continue Reading

2015 Endangered Properties Announced by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia today announced during a press conference at the state capitol the addition of three resources to its list of more than 40 endangered historical properties in West Virginia.

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WV CALA Statement On Governor Tomblin’s Approval Of House Bill 2002

Charleston, W.Va. – Today, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill 2002, which will allocate responsibility for harm in lawsuits based on fairness, according to legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA).…Continue Reading

WVCALA Applauds Attorney General Morrisey And Legislature For Leading On Outside Counsel Policy

Charleston, W.Va. – Legislation to bring transparency to the Attorney General’s use of outside counsel (Senate Bill 291), approved by the State Senate today, is a good government reform that will bring transparency to state’s use of…Continue Reading

WVCALA Launches Public Education Campaign Thanking State Senators

Charleston, W.Va. – The passage of legislation today implementing the nonpartisan election of judges will bring West Virginia into the national mainstream with a majority of states and help engender an independent judiciary, according to…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Announces 2014 Statewide Investment in West Virginia

Company invests more than $12.6 million in network, stores and community support

U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers in 2014 with upgrades to its network and store environment throughout West…Continue Reading

WVCALA Launches Public Education Campaign Thanking State Senators

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) today announced the launch of a statewide public education radio campaign to thank State Senators who have supported much-needed reforms to West Virginia’s lawsuit…Continue Reading

WV CALA Applauds Legislation Bringing Transparency To Asbestos Claims Process

Charleston, W.Va. – Future legitimate asbestos claimants would benefit greatly from legal reforms to bring transparency to the asbestos claims process and establish medical criteria for asbestos claimants according to legal watchdog group…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Mesh Litigation Recruitment Fraud Highlghts Questionable Tactics Of Personal Injury Lawyers

Charleston, W.Va. – The recent release of evidence of fraudulent recruiting tactics by some personal injury lawyers involved in pelvic mesh litigation being heard in a federal courtroom in West Virginia are just the latest examples of widespread…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Supreme Court Justice Should Reconsider Recusal On Learjet Lawyer Cases

Charleston, W.Va. – Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis should recuse herself from cases involving the out-of-state personal injury lawyer who purchased a Learjet for over one million dollars from Justice Davis’ husband, according to legal…Continue Reading

WVCALA: It’s Time For Lawsuit Reform To Bring Impartiality And Fairness To Our Courts

Press Release received from WVCALA campaign.

Charleston, W.Va. – The “ultimate jury” heard the debate about what to do about lawsuit abuse in West Virginia, and they support lawsuit reforms that would guarantee a jury…Continue Reading

WVCALA Statement On Passage Of HB 2002

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) issued the following statement after the West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 2002 today.

“We applaud the bi-partisan coalition of legislators…Continue Reading

WVCALA Kicks Off Public Education Campaign Calling For Lawsuit Reforms

Press Release received from WVCALA.

Charleston, W.Va. – Calling for long-needed lawsuit reforms to bring jobs and boost the Mountain State economy, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit…Continue Reading

WV CALA Encourages Policymakers To Support Lawsuit Reforms That Bring Fairness To Our Court

Press Release received from WV CALA.

Charleston, W.Va. – Allocating responsibility for harm in lawsuits should be based on fairness, according to most West Virginians, and West Virginia…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Governor’s Address Omits A Needed Tool To Help The Economy: Legal Reform

Charleston, W.Va. – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposals in the State of the State address missed a key opportunity to highlight needed legal reforms that could create jobs and boost the economy in the state, according to the legal reform…Continue Reading

WV CALA: West Virginia Voters Support Lawsuit Reform

Charleston, W.Va. – A majority of West Virginia voters link implementing lawsuit reforms with improving West Virginia’s economy and job market, with a strong majority (72%) saying legislative leaders should make improving the economy…Continue Reading

WV CALA Kicks off Statewide Legal Reform Public Education Campaign

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) kicked off a statewide campaign today to highlight jackpot justice, lawsuit greed, and the controversial “Learjet Justice” story, which exposed the connections…Continue Reading

WV CALA Board Of Directors Select Small Business Owner For Leadership Role

Press Release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) announced today that the organization’s board of directors has selected…Continue Reading

Mooney To Serve On Powerful Natural Resources Committee

Martinsburg, WV- Congressman- Elect Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) has been selected to serve on the powerful House Committee on Natural Resources in the 114th Congress starting in January.

The Committee on Natural Resources has wide jurisdiction…Continue Reading

West Virginia’s Legal System Again Ranked As ‘Judicial Hellhole’

Press Release received from WVCALA.org.

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia’s legal system is once again ranked a ”Judicial Hellhole “according…Continue Reading

WVCALA Calls For Return Of Contributions From “Lear-Jet Justice” Lawyer

Press Release received from WV Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. - To help ensure West Virginians have a fair and impartial legal system, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit…Continue Reading

W.Va. Chamber Raises Concerns about Division of Labor’s Proposed Emergency Rules

Charleston, W.Va. – The W.Va. Chamber of Commerce is raising concerns about recent “emergency” rules filed by the state Division of Labor that would make significant changes to the state’s Minimum Wage and Maximum Hours Standards…Continue Reading

W.Va. Chamber Board Endorses 2015 Legislative Initiatives and Meets with New Legislative Leadership

Charleston, W.Va. – At its annual retreat last Friday, the W.Va. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorsed the organization’s “bold” policy positions for the 2015 legislative session. The Board represents a cross-section of…Continue Reading

West Virginia’s Jackpot Justice System Makes National Headlines With Undisclosed Lear Jet Deal

Press Release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals is once again cast in a negative light after ABC…Continue Reading

Chamber Believes Signs of Renewed Commitment to W.Va.’s Future Present this Thanksgiving

Charleston, W.Va. – We now know that just over two weeks ago thousands of West Virginians went to the polls and strongly indicated a desire for state government to be operated differently than in past decades. The West Virginia Chamber…Continue Reading

West Virginia Selected to Join National Campaign to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

West Virginia has been selected, along with 68 other U.S. communities, to participate in Zero: 2016, a national campaign to end veteran and chronic homelessness in the next two years. The Campaign is being spearheaded by Community Solutions,…Continue Reading

Sen. Manchin Speaks on Government, Middle East, War on Coal in Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - Sen. Joseph Manchin, D-W.Va. made the rounds in the Eastern Panhandle on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of his stops were a town hall in Hardy County, Romney Senior Center in Romney, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, his…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Rewards WV Teachers to Enhance Classroom Experiences Through $1 Million Program

U.S. Cellular Rewards West Virginia Teachers to Enhance Classroom Experiences Through $1 Million Calling All Teachers Program

U.S. Cellular delivered exciting news to area teachers that their classroom projects had been funded through…Continue Reading

Martinsburg Selected for Home Rule Pilot Program

The West Virginia Legislature created the Municipal Home Rule program in 2007.  The initial phase included Bridgeport, Charleston, Huntington, and Wheeling.  Last year, the Legislature modified the program and tasked the Municipal…Continue Reading

West Virginia Taxpayers Spend $63,055 On Marple Lawsuit

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia taxpayers have spent $63,055.32 paying attorneys representing the State of West Virginia who are defending the West Virginia Board of Education and its members against lawsuits filed by former State School…Continue Reading

Dirty Dozen Contributions Increase, Bankrolling Pro-Lawsuit Candidates

Charleston, W.Va. - The personal injury lawsuit industry is increasing its effort to buy influence with lawsuit-friendly legislative candidates across West Virginia, according to analysis of the recently concluded Post Primary campaign finance…Continue Reading

Mooney Vows To Fight To Gain Back Coal Jobs

Press Release received from Mooney campaign.

Martinsburg, WV– Today, Alex Mooney, Republican nominee for Congress in West Virginia’s second congressional district, vowed to fight to restore West Virginia coal jobs after…Continue Reading

Mooney Responds To Scotus Ruling On Epa Regulations

Press Release received from Mooney campaign.

Martinsburg, WV - Today, Alex Mooney, Republican nominee for Congress in West Virginia’s second congressional district, issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme…Continue Reading

West Virginia Lost 7,000 Jobs In 2013, Last In Job Creation Nationally

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new study released by Workforce West Virginia, the state agency responsible for tracking employment data, shows that West Virginia lost 7,017 jobs last year, and another study ranks the state last in job creation in…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Abusive Lawsuits Hurt Small Business

Small and local businesses are a staple to communities across West Virginia, but many such businesses feel threatened by abusive lawsuits, which can be very costly even if they are meritless.

Fighting a frivolous lawsuit can be more…Continue Reading

West Virginia Voters Support Lawsuit Reforms

Press Release Received from WVCALA

Charleston, W.Va. - Improving West Virginia’s economy and job offerings is a top priority for West Virginia voters, with ninety-eight percent (98%) calling it the most important issue, a…Continue Reading