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West Virginia’s special session adjourned on April 26. Lawmakers planned on dealing with 17 bills, but many did not pass. The most debated bill was Senate Bill 2001, which eventually passed after being vetoed by the governor due to technical […]

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Gov. Jim Justice vetoed Senate Bill 729, citing technical errors in the bill. Gov. Justice plans to call a special session of the West Virginia Legislature to address the errors in the economic development bill, which creates a self-sustaining loan […]

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The 2022 session of the West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die on March 12. Key measures passed include the $4.65 billion state budget and Senate Bill 4, which repeals the state’s ban on nuclear power plants first established in 1994. […]

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January 10, 2022  •  

West Virginia Special Session Called

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West Virginia Gov. Justice has called for a special session on January 10 to consider and act upon several items relating to economic development. These items include a bill establishing a “West Virginia Industrial Advancement Act” and supplemental appropriation bills.

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West Virginia lawmakers completed their third special session after approving redistricting plans. In addition to approving new House and Senate districts, the Legislature passed a bill to require employers to allow religious and health exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The […]

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October 11, 2021  •  

Legislature Convenes Third Special Session

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Gov. Jim Justice has called the West Virginia Legislature back for the third special session of the year to convene on October 11. In the proclamation, Gov. Justice requested the Legislature take up decennial redistricting, the appropriation of federal funding, […]

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The West Virginia Legislature held its second special session on June 24. During the one-day session, lawmakers approved adjustments of roughly $1.95 billion to the state budget, including the allocation of surplus federal relief funding. The Legislature also considered and […]

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced another special session for lawmakers on June 24. The special session is aimed at appropriations of over $250 million of budget surplus prior to the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

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The West Virginia held a one-day special session on June 7. Though the session was brief, the Legislature managed to pass seven bills. Six of these bills concerned reallocation of unused federal relief funds to road maintenance work and the […]

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced he is calling a special session of the West Virginia Legislature for June 7. The special session will look to allocate a portion of the state’s nearly $400 million surplus in federal relief […]

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The West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die on April 10 after passing the $4.5 billion state budget. Other major bills passed include establishing an intermediate court of appeals, COVID-19 liability protections, and the very controversial prohibition of transgender student-athletes from […]

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed Republican Joshua Booth to fill the 19th House District seat vacated by Derrick Evans. This comes after Evans’s arrest in connection with the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building. Justice chose Booth from a […]

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Del. Derrick Evans has announced his resignation from the West Virginia Legislature. This comes after being arrested and charged for his part in storming the U.S. Capitol Building. Evans was set to serve his first term as delegate for West […]

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November 4, 2020  •  

Justice Comfortably Secures Second Term

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Gov. Jim Justice defeated Democratic challenger Ben Santiago to win reelection in West Virginia. Justice, who ran as a Democrat in 2016 narrowly defeating incumbent Bill Cole before switching party affiliations, comfortably secured his second term receiving twice as many […]

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