Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wisconsin Open for Business? Looks like West Virginia beat us to the punch

Not everyone was pleased with this change in the state motto.
Online petition.

A year later, Manchin bowed to public pressure.

Manchin: Make 'Wild Wonderful West Virginia' official slogan again. (USA Today, 9/18/2007)

Excerpt: When Manchin outfitted about 107 signs last year with the phrase "West Virginia Open for Business," members of the Republican Party called the slogan cheesy. A West Virginia University student later collected about 15,000 signatures in an online petition aimed at changing it.  [Emphasis added.]

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