My Ideas to Improve West Virginia

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Improve Our Economy

  • Take firm control of OUR oil and gas. 


  • Increase Taxes on raw materials leaving the state. 


  • Fight the Commerce Clause. 


  • Promote "Coopetition" with our state neighbors in the Marcellus/Utica shale industry. 


  • Attract and grow entrepreneurship, industry and manufacturing.  


  • Market the state as a place open for new business and entrepreneurship.


  • Improve infrastructure: Roads, rails (explore passenger rail service), internet and cell service. 


Grow Our Population

  • Recruit new residents to West Virginia


  • Retain our student population - stop the ”brain drain”


  • Create certified retirement communities 


  • Create Entrepreneurship and Tax free zones


  • Offer incentives to relocate, rebuild and refurbish cities, buildings and homes


Improve Tourism

  • Upgrade and Modernize WV Park system 


  • Enact entrance fees to state parks 


  • Encourage new tourism ideas, promote "active" tourism among in-state residents


  • Keep WV Clean. Protect our land, air and water from pollution and promote anti-litter campaign (cigarette butts)


Improve Government

  • Decrease taxes on Working West Virginians


  • Shrink Government


  • Reduce Jail Costs


  • Reduce Welfare and State Aid Costs


  • Provide greater local control to local government and county school boards


  • Openness and Transparency 



Education

  • No one graduates without a plan (college, military, vocational) Everyone has to have a plan. 


  • Increase high school internships, work study, promote vocational and "real-world" skills


  • Free Post Secondary School Education


  • Provide more local control to county Boards of Education 


  • Provide easier access to DMV (drivers license), create mobile DMV service



What are your ideas?

Have an idea or some thoughts or questions on my ideas? Drop me an email @ Murphy4WV@gmail.com

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