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The West Virginia Legislature is taking a 10-day recess from the special session that convened May 4. Lawmakers quickly rejected Gov. Jim Justice’s tax increase plan and there is little agreement on how to address the budget. Both the House […]

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On April 26, Gov. Jim Justice called for a special session set to convene May 4 to approve a budget plan. The state currently faces a $500 million shortfall in the 2018 fiscal year budget and there is little consensus […]

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On April 13, Gov. Jim Justice vetoed the budget bill passed by West Virginia lawmakers. In the latest stunt in the contentious battle among lawmakers on how to address West Virginia’s $500 million budget shortfall, Justice held a press conference […]

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On April 9, the West Virginia Legislature wrapped up its regular legislative session. The House and Senate passed a spending plan prior to adjournment; however, the governor is expected to veto the bill and call a special session after further […]

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Gov. Jim Justice signed a proclamation to extend the legislative session by one day to an adjournment date of April 9. The extension is required by the constitution since the Legislature has not yet passed a budget bill. More time […]

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An extended session appears likely for West Virginia’s Legislature. Lawmakers have yet to approve a budget and the regular session is set to adjourn April 8. The state currently faces a $500 million shortfall in the 2018 fiscal year budget […]

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On March 27, the West Virginia Senate voted to approve a bill to overhaul campaign finance laws. Senate Bill 539 will raise campaign contribution limits to allow individuals to donate up to $2,700 to candidates for statewide office per election […]

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On February 27, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 2001 requiring companies and consultants with state contracts to disclose the names of those who have at least a 25 percent financial interest in the contract. Under the […]

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West Virginia’s special session adjourned sine die on September 20, 2016. Lawmakers approved a bill allocating $85 million for flood relief and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the bill yesterday. Flood recovery is estimated to cost $339 million, with Federal […]

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called a special legislative session that began September 18, 2016. The session is expected to run through September 20 and is limited in scope to the issue of authorizing funds to cover flood recovery costs. This […]

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September 15, 2016  •  

West Virginia Special Session Likely

West Virginia’s Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to call a special legislative session next week to address funding for flood recovery. The session is expected to take place on September 19 and 20 to coincide with previously scheduled legislative interim […]

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On June 14, the West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die after passing a budget bill. This is the second budget proposal of the special session to be sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk. The governor is expected to approve […]

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The West Virginia Legislature passed a budget bill Thursday that is being sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk. Upon the bill’s passage on the 13th day of a special session, the Legislature decided to recess the session until June […]

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a special legislative session set to begin Monday, May 16. The session is needed to enact the 2016-2017 budget. The regular session adjourned March 15 without passing a budget bill. The state faces […]

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