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Fiscal hard-times should be a call to action for WV politicians

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The coal industry, which has long been a major employer across southern West Virginia and the entire Mountain State, has fallen on some hard times.

Just this week, we got more bad news about more mines closing.  We can either sit back and lament what's happening, or our elected leaders – the people who have the power to truly open our economy – can act to give our people a real and lasting shot at prosperity.