Legislature

Senate gives up on forced pooling, may consider other gas industry reform bills
By October 31, 2017 Read More →

Senate gives up on forced pooling, may consider other gas industry reform bills

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — State Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said the Senate has given up on trying to pass legislation allowing for the forced pooling of natural gas resources. “Forced pooling has no chance,” Carmichael said Monday. But that doesn’t mean the state Legislature will not pursue bills aimed […]

By October 26, 2017 Read More →

Candidate names sent to governor

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald BECKELY, W.Va. — A field of eight applicants was narrowed to three Wednesday night, as the West Virginia Legislature’s latest game of musical chairs now awaits Gov. Jim Justice’s decision on who will complete Stephen Baldwin’s two-year term in the House of Delegates. In a span of less than a […]

Justice praises passage of six special session bills
By October 19, 2017 Read More →

Justice praises passage of six special session bills

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice celebrated the passage of all of the bills he requested on the special session call, saying approved legislation is “just the beginning.” Justice called the Legislature into special session last week and session started on Monday. Both chambers passed the six bills on the […]

Mid-Ohio Valley lawmakers pleased with special session
By October 19, 2017 Read More →

Mid-Ohio Valley lawmakers pleased with special session

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The governor and legislative leadership claimed victory for the state in the bills passed in the special legislative session and the impact they will have on road jobs. Local lawmakers praised what was accomplished. Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders held a press conference […]

Special session on road wraps up with drama on military pensions bill
By October 18, 2017 Read More →

Special session on road wraps up with drama on military pensions bill

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a slow start Monday, West Virginia legislators got into gear Tuesday and completed work on a brief special session agenda, passing legislation intended to help facilitate building highways after passage earlier this month of a $1.6 billion road bond referendum. The day’s drama, however, involved attempts […]

By October 18, 2017 Read More →

Legislature passes tax credit increase

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A $1 million investment in the restoration of a historic building in Wheeling now can net a developer a $450,000 tax credit after an act by the West Virginia Legislature on Tuesday. State lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature late Tuesday after […]

By October 18, 2017 Read More →

House, Senate passes bill exempting military retirement from personal income tax

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Both chambers passed a bill Tuesday that exempts military retirement from personal income tax. Lawmakers passed House Bill 201 in its Tuesday’s floor session. After a lengthy debate in the House of Delegates, the House overwhelmingly voted to pass the bill. Delegates debated two similar amendments proposed […]

West Virginia Legislature starts special session in Charleston
By October 17, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Legislature starts special session in Charleston

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Bills to exempt military pensions from state taxation and increase the tax credit for rehabilitation of historic structures were among the first introduced during a special session of the West Virginia Legislature that convened Monday. Lawmakers on Monday also unanimously passed a third […]

State lawmakers discuss start of special session
By October 17, 2017 Read More →

State lawmakers discuss start of special session

By BRETT DUNLAP and EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Local state lawmakers weighed in on the start of a special legislative session that got under way Monday in Charleston. Legislators will be working on seven different bills during the session called by Gov. Jim Justice following the passage of the […]

By October 17, 2017 Read More →

Bill allowing info sharing between DOH and tax department heads back to Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that allows the state Tax Department to share certain information with the Division of Highways concerning whether bidders are in good standing with their taxes will head back to the Senate. The West Virginia Senate passed SB 2002 during Monday’s floor session. The House amended […]