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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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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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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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Gov. Jim Justice amended his proclamation for the First Extraordinary Session of 2019, adding a bill relating to the West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program. The special session was originally called to address improvements to public education and pay raises […]

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Gov. Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 622 on March 27, with an effective date of June 7. The bill increases campaign contribution limits allowing $2,800 to candidates, $5,000 to political action committees (PACs), and $10,000 to party committees. The current […]

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Gov. Jim Justice called the West Virginia Legislature to convene a special session to address improvements to public education and pay raises for school teachers. Speaker Roger Hanshaw said the House would go through a feedback gathering process that could […]

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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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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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March 12, 2018  •  

West Virginia Legislature Adjourns

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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