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Key Initiatives

  • Improving West Virginia’s Education System


    As a former teacher, I understand the importance of a solid education, because it is the foundation for building a secure life. Education is essential to West Virginia’s future and it is vital that we provide students with the knowledge needed to compete in today’s global economy. By improving West Virginia’s education systems and increasing education opportunities, we demonstrate to the citizens of our state what an accountable education system looks like. Read More...

  • Improving Business Climate to Generate Private Sector Job Growth

    Since I became Governor, my top priority has been creating good-paying jobs for West Virginians. I understand nothing matters more for West Virginia families than the jobs that keep food on the table and a roof overhead. The most important thing our state government can do is pave the way for employers to keep people working. Read More...

  • Fiscal Responsibility


    In recent years West Virginia has had the foresight and discipline to make tough financial choices. Today, because of those decisions, West Virginia is in an enviable position. We also continue to remain mindful of the responsibilities we have to the wonderful people and families of our state. We must continue to work together to forge towards a more prosperous West Virginia, keeping on the path of fiscal responsibility. Read More...

  • Conquering Substance Abuse in West Virginia

    Substance abuse is a crisis both in West Virginia and across America. Recent information shows drug overdoses now kill more West Virginians than car accidents. Drugs are the leading cause of accidental deaths in our state, and we have the nation's highest rate of drug deaths. Even more alarming, 9 out of 10 of our overdose deaths involve at least one prescription drug. Drug abuse in our state is a pervasive problem with tragic consequences. It shatters families and erodes our communities. I have made this issue one of my top priorities. Read More...

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