Legislature

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 […]

Special session to expedite roads program begins today
By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Special session to expedite roads program begins today

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he will call the Legislature into special session today to speed up implementation of his $3 billion road construction and maintenance program. On Oct. 7, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing state highways officials to sell $1.6 billion in general […]

Delegate Stephen Baldwin appointed to state Senate
By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Delegate Stephen Baldwin appointed to state Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Delegate Stephen Baldwin to fill the Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Ron Miller, who resigned to accept a position with the Justice administration. Baldwin, a Democrat, will fill the state Senate seat in District 10, comprised of Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers and Monroe […]

By October 11, 2017 Read More →

Justice appoints Jennings to vacant 53rd District seat

The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced Oct. 10 that he has appointed D.R. “Buck” Jennings of Thornton to the House of Delegates 53rd District seat, filling a vacancy created last month following the passing of the Honorable Tony Lewis. Jennings is president of Jennings Legacy Builders and is married to his […]

Three names presented to Justice for W.Va. senate seat
By October 11, 2017 Read More →

Three names presented to Justice for W.Va. senate seat

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald SANDSTONE, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has been presented with the names of three possible candidates for appointment to fill the unexpired term of former state Sen. Ron Miller. Meeting Tuesday evening at the Green Sulphur Springs firehouse in Sandstone, the 10th Senate District Democratic Executive Committee voted to forward […]

Justice basks in road bond victory, announces special session
By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Justice basks in road bond victory, announces special session

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice had a good excuse for being 20 minutes late to his Monday morning news conference on passage of the $1.6 billion road bond amendment: His commute from Lewisburg was delayed by a Division of Highways worker putting out orange cones preparing for road work. […]

By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Legislature, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission looking for funding model

By LEAH NESTOR The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — As soon as fiscal year 2019, higher education institutions could be funded based on number of students, number of credit hours and other relevant measures. House Bill 2815, passed during the 2017 regular session, tasks the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to present options for […]

W.Va. Secretary of State Warner releases final ‘unofficial’ results on Roads to Prosperity vote
By October 8, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Secretary of State Warner releases final ‘unofficial’ results on Roads to Prosperity vote

WVSOS shares link to unofficial election results; bond passes 73% to 27% CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians have made their voices heard Saturday, Oct. 7, and voted on the constitutional amendment to allow the issuance of road bonds. According to unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, unofficial vote totals as of election night […]

By October 8, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. voters approve Roads to Prosperity bond amendment

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Despite low voter turnout, West Virginians who voted Saturday approved the road bond referendum, approving the sale of up to $1.6 billion in state bonds to improve state roads. As of press time and with only 93 percent of precincts reporting, 113,442 of about 1.2 […]