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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 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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On April 1, Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order postponing the state’s primary election scheduled for May 12. The election is postponed until June 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order also suspends the rules and regulations regarding […]

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The Second Session of the 84th Legislature adjourned sine die on March 7 at noon after 60 days in session. Legislators passed 74 bills, including the budget bill that was a priority for legislators and Gov. Jim Justice. Lawmakers also […]

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A bill has been introduced in the Senate setting new limits on political contributions. Senate Bill 566 would reduce current limits on contributions to candidates from $2,800 to $1,000 per election. Additionally, contributions to a PAC related to a particular […]

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December 18, 2019  •  

West Virginia House Adjourns Special Session

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The House of Delegates adjourned the Second Extraordinary Session of 2019 on December 16 after reconvening the same day. Before adjourning, the House passed Senate Bill 2001. Senate Bill 2001 extends tax credits for tourism development projects through December 2025.

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November 21, 2019  •  

West Virginia Special Session Adjourns

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While the West Virginia Senate approved three bills during the special legislative session, the House is leaving one measure for the December interim meetings. The Senate adjourned the special session sine die after quickly passing versions of all three bills […]

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Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation calling for the West Virginia Legislature to convene in special session on Monday, November 18. The session will coincide with regularly scheduled interim committee meetings. The purpose of the special session is to consider […]

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September 23, 2019  •  

West Virginia Special Session Ends

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The Senate adjourned on Monday, bringing an end to the special legislative session. Gov. Jim Justice called the special session after legislators failed to agree on education proposals following a two-day teacher strike in February. The Senate adjourned its half […]

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Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Trenton Barnhart to the vacant District 7 seat. The seat became vacant when Del. Jason Harshbarger resigned to become Dominion Energy’s state policy director. Gov. Justice made the selection from a list of three people […]

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