By Steven Allen Adams, The Weirton Daily Times
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With 21 of 24 bills passed by the West Virginia Legislature last week, Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday he was pleased overall with lawmakers approving his spending proposals for $250 million in tax revenue surplus.
“We wanted to go 24 out of 24, that’s for sure, but overall it was a really good session,” Justice said Tuesday morning during his COVID-19 briefing. “I appreciate the Legislature and appreciate their oversight.”
Justice issued a proclamation June 18 calling the Legislature into special session, amending the proclamation three times before the House of Delegates and Senate met June 24.
Lawmakers had 24 bills to approve, moving $250 million in tax revenue surplus in the current fiscal year ending today. While the House convened its Finance Committee to review the bills, the Senate passed all 24 and adjourned, forcing delegates to abandon any changes to the bills and vote on them that same evening…