For Immediate Release: After Long Weekend Off, Cole Raises Money During Budget Crisis

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After Long Weekend Off, Cole Raises Money During Budget Crisis VIDEO: There is still no Budget from Cole because he is fundraising Robo-calls will target GOP senate districts CHARLESTON, WV— It’s day 11 of the special session, and the state budget is now 80 days late, yet Senate President Bill Cole is holding a campaign fundraiser tonight with Texas Governor …

For Immediate Release: Democratic Leaders To GOP: Do your job and bring a workable budget plan

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Democratic Leaders To GOP: Do your job and bring a workable budget plan Leaders in the House and Senate call out GOP leadership for not working together   CHARLESTON, WV— Today, the Democratic leadership from the House and Senate stood unified in calling on the Republican leadership to get their act together and present a responsible budget plan. The Democratic …

WVDP Chair Belinda Biafore’s statement on the GOP Leadership:

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Today is Day 8 of the special session we were forced into by the failed leadership of the Republican majority in order to pass a budget that they didn’t prioritize in the regular session. Below is WVDP Chair Belinda Biafore’s statement on the failed GOP leadership: “The failed Republican leadership has now brought us to day 8 of the special …

For Immediate Release: Cole Caves and Reschedules Fundraiser

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For Immediate Release: May 25, 2016 Cole Caves and Reschedules Fundraiser Robo-call from WV Democratic Party Calls Out Cole fundraising during special session CHARLESTON, WV– Yesterday, the Democratic Party of WV put out a robo-call to West Virginia voters to inform them that Senate President Bill Cole was holding a political fundraiser in the midst of the budget crisis. The …

For Immediate Release: GOP Special Session Day 7 & Still No Budget From Failed Leadership

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For Immediate Release: May 24, 2016 GOP Special Session Day 7 & Still No Budget From Failed Leadership Taxpayer cost up to $245,000    (Charleston,WV)- The failed Republican leadership of Senate President Bill Cole and House Speaker Tim Armstead forced us into a special session costing taxpayers $35,000 per day and on day 7 have yielded zero results. “The failure …

For Immediate Release: GOP Senator Plays Politics & Walks Out On Vote

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GOP Senator Plays Politics & Walks Out On Vote Sen. Karnes is getting paid by taxpayers for a job he won’t do   (Charleston, WV)–Putting politics before people, radical Republican Senator Robert Karnes walked out on a tax vote during the special session that is costing taxpayers $35,000 a day. Democratic Senator Mike Woelfel brought it to GOP Senate President …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senate Dems Vote Against Tax Increase That Does Little To Fix Our Financial Crisis or Public Health Problem

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2016 Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com, 304-342-6606 Senate Democrats Vote Against Tax Increase That Does Little To Fix Our Financial Crisis or Public Health Problem (Charleston, WV) — The Republican-led legislature continues to play politics with the budget and working families. The Senate leadership’s proposal to pass a 45-cent increase on the tobacco tax will be …

For Immediate Release: It’s Politics As Usual For Bill Cole

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It’s Politics As Usual For Bill Cole  & it’s costing West Virginians $35,000 a day    (Charleston, WV) – It’s the second day of the special session that is costing West Virginians $35,000 per day and Bill Cole is acting as a politician, not a Senate President. It’s not unlike Bill Cole to focus on politically positioning himself instead of the …