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Eastern Panhandle legislators outline their 2019 W.Va. to-do lists

The Journal of Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — What a difference a year makes.

With slightly over a month to go for West Virginia’s 2019 Legislative Session, local Eastern Panhandle legislators are approaching the 60 day session with a mix of optimism and ambition based on the state’s unbridled revenue surplus forecast for the first half of the fiscal year.

In contrast to 2017, when the state faced a projected $500 million budget deficit, officials this year are faced with a state economic picture on the other side of the accounting ledger.

“At the beginning of every legislative session, all things are possible,” said Sen.Charles Trump IV, R-Morgan at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Legislative Outlook Forum held at the Martinsburg Holiday Inn on Friday. …

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