MARC

MARC Train Service Appears to Be Saved

As of this writing (about a week before publication) the West Virginia State Rail Authority (SRA), at the direction of Governor Jim Justice, was actively involved in discussions with the Maryland Mass Transit A...
MARC Train

MARC Train: Critical Public Hearing

There will be a public hearing on the future of the MARC commuter train on Saturday, September 7, in Charles Town, 10am until noon. It’s important to have a large crowd at that hearing, in the Jefferson County ...
gerrymandering

Partisan Gerrymandering is Constitutional

About a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that what is called “partisan gerrymandering” passes constitutional muster. But that doesn’t make it right. The term “gerrymandering” comes from the early days...
MARC train

Keep the Trains Running!

The Maryland Rail Corporation (MARC) has informed the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) that passenger service from West Virginia will be cut from three trains each way to one in October. This ...
West Virginia

West Virginia’s Premature Budget

The leadership of the West Virginia Legislature is beating its breasts about passing a budget without extending the Regular Session. This was the second year in a row the budget was passed prematurely. The brea...

Pipeline Bait and Switch

On March 26, Delegate Sammi Brown and I met with Scott Mandirola, Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and DEP General Counsel Jason Wandling. We met with them to urge t...