Shepherdstown Chroniclehttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/category.detail/nav/5153/Report from the Legislatureen-usSat, 30 May 2020 21:11:23 EDTSat, 30 May 2020 21:11:23 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssVote by mail: More voters, less cost!http://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/518829.htmlIn the last two dozen years, several states have adopted vote-by-mail (VBM). Two states, Oregon and Washington, vote only by mail. In others it's optional for each county. For many years I opposed VBM.Fri, 1 May 2020 00:00:00 EDTMARC to expand?http://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/518781.htmlA news story in the Washington Post on March 20 by Luz Lazo reported that the Maryland General Assembly had passed a bill expanding MARC train service into Virginia and Delawar.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDT'Inventory' tax repeal failshttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/518726.htmlThe effort by the West Virginia Manufacturers' Association to repeal what it falsely calls the "inventory" tax has failed again. I use the word "falsely," because that term seriously misrepresents what WVMA was trying to do.Fri, 6 Mar 2020 00:00:00 EDTLong-term MARC deal finally in placehttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/518633.htmlWest Virginia and Maryland have signed a five-year agreement to continue MARC train service at three daily trains from Martinsburg to Union Station in Washington, D.C. The deal calls for West Virginia to pay MARC $3.Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EDTWeakening the high school curriculumhttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/518577.htmlRight before Christmas, Steve Paine, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools, released a statement that a revision of the state-mandated high school curriculum was being considered by the State Board of Education.Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EDT