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Richard Neely: WV needs desperate measures (like marijuana)

 

Has anyone noticed that a person can roller skate down Charleston’s Quarrier Street at high noon without fear of being hit by a car? That is because our mines are closed, the price of oil and gas is so low that there is limited drilling and the chemical industry is slowly moving to the Gulf.

Local government units like the Boone County Board of Education are going bankrupt, and the current state deficit is projected at roughly $466 million. Furthermore, the new billion-dollar casino near D.C. cuts into our tax revenues from race track gambling and The Greenbrier resort.

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