W.Va. Lawmakers to Begin 60-day Annual Session

By: West Virginia AP
By: West Virginia AP
Courtesy: West Virginia Legislature

Courtesy: West Virginia Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Lawmakers will begin their annual 60-day session facing a tight budget year and hoping to find ways to create economic growth.

The Senate and House of Delegates will open the session at noon Wednesday, followed later in the evening by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's State of the State address.

Tomblin will outline his plan for the state as well as a proposed budget -- one that is expected to include agency cuts.

One of Senate President Jeff Kessler's priorities is using some of the severance tax on the natural gas industry to set up a trust fund for the state's future education and infrastructure needs.

House Speaker Timothy Miley says he wants to focus on energy and economic development issues during the session.


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