Paul Hardesty reported the largest amount of campaign contributions, totaling $6,650, following by Tom Heywood, at $5,000.
Lobbyists are not required to identify candidates by name, since that information will appear on candidates' campaign financial reports, at least for contributions of $250 or more.
However, at least two disclosed contributions to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's re-election campaign: Mike Clowser ($1,000) and Robert McLusky ($500).
Meanwhile, Tom Susman listed contributions totaling $2,229.43 ... wonder who got the 43 cents?
Even with the relatively light spending this summer, lobbyists' spending on legislators and public officials has topped $400,000 since January 1, with the tally standing at $410,954.
As predicted here some weeks ago, state Public Broadcasting Executive Director Dennis Adkins announced he will be retiring Dec. 21. (He'll have his five years to be vested for a pension by then, which should put him in the neighborhood of a $7,500 annual pension.)
The friction between Adkins and those at WVPB trying to keep the TV and radio stations up and running on a comparatively shoestring budget, and members of the Educational Broadcasting Authority, who have lofty ambitions for original programming, was evident last week.
The debate was over whether to enter into an agreement for production of a second season of "Abracadabra," the children's series promoting healthy eating and wellness produced and hosted by West Virginia Osteopathic School President Dr. Michael Adelman.
The tension was palatable between EBA members gung-ho for the show (notably, Education and the Arts Secretary Kay Goodwin), and Adkins and WVPB production staffers concerned the production could eat up $45,000 or more out of WVPB's already tight budget for a product they suggested isn't going to set the world of children's television on fire.
Finally, seems a number of Marshall alums were quick to disavow Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum, who despite being a Herd fan, got his undergraduate degree from Ohio University.
Or, as Justice Brent Benjamin posed the question going into Saturday's showdown between the two mid-major powers, "Should he wear green and white, or white and green?"
Reach Phil Kabler at ph...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1220.