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The House of Delegates voted to impeach all remaining four justices on the state Supreme Court of Appeals. Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Allen Loughry, Robin Davis, and Elizabeth Walker will face an impeachment trial in the Senate. The […]

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Secretary of State Warner announced the official registration dates for a special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum. The special election will occur concurrently with the general election on November 6. Ketchum […]

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Gov. Jim Justice called a special session for June 26, 2018. Lawmakers will convene to consider impeachment proceedings for state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. A federal grand jury indicted Justice Loughry on charges including fraud, making false statements to […]

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The West Virginia Legislature adjourned a two-day special legislative session on May  21, 2018. Lawmakers passed eight bills, including a bill creating the Department of Arts, Culture, and History. Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill in March eliminating the Department […]

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On May 18, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued a call for the West Virginia Legislature to meet in special session beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The special session will be held during the Legislature’s regularly […]

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Gov. Jim Justice proposed calling a special legislative session to address the creation of a Department of Arts and Culture and History. No date has been set, but the governor stated the special session would be sometime in May. He […]

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The West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die on March 10. Senate Bill 283, which expands the scope of those who may be debarred for procurement violations and establishes direct-award procurement requirements, passed both chambers and is on the governor’s desk. […]

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On December 1, Gov. Jim Justice called a special session to convene on December 4 to consider legislation to authorize the sale of state road bonds. The special session coincides with the Legislature’s monthly interim meetings scheduled to begin on […]

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October 19, 2017  •  

West Virginia Special Session Ends

Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday evening legislators had completed their special session and passed six bills. The special session was called after West Virginia voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of a road bond levy. Bills passed include increasing civil penalties […]

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Gov. Jim Justice said he will call the West Virginia Legislature into special session on October 16, 2017. State officials have commented a legislative framework must first be established in order to get the road projects off the ground. On […]

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State Delegate Tony Lewis of Preston died of cancer on Sunday, September 24, 2017. In a statement, Speaker Tim Armstead said, “He was a devoted family man, and a faithful and hard-working public servant. Tony’s dedication and work ethic left a […]

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Reports are surfacing that Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia is expected to switch parties from Democrat to Republican. According to the New York Times, Justice’s announcement is scheduled to take place at President Trump’s Huntington, West Virginia rally on […]

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On June 26, the West Virginia Legislature adjourned its special session sine die. Lawmakers approved a budget after months of debate to resolve a $500 million shortfall in the 2018 fiscal year budget. The state budget cuts funding for higher […]

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Lawmakers passed two measures dealing with ethics and transparency during the regular legislative session that wrapped up in April. House Bill 2319 will become effective July 5, requiring candidate committees for members of the Legislature to make additional disclosures of […]

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