Multiple sources (including lawmakers and their staff members on Twitter) are confirming Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will call for a special session this afternoon to address bills that failed during the regular legislative session last week.
@jeffkesslerwv says on Talkline “you can take it to the bank” TIF will be on a special call this afternoon
— Lynette Maselli (@LynetteMaselli) April 17, 2013
Reports that Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will issue call for special session this afternoon which will includeMorgantown TIF bill #wvlegis
— Rocky Fitzsimmons (@RockyFitzWV) April 17, 2013
Dave reported in today’s paper the special session was likely. Stay tuned for more updates as the day goes on.
In other news:
- Secretary of State Natalie Tennant had a successful year at the Legislature, with 15 of the 17 bills she had introduced passing both Houses. That includes bills to allow online voter registration, help counties clean up their voter rolls and allow Secretary of State investigators to pack heat. Click here to read the full story.
- The Associated Press reports Sen. Joe Manchin‘s gun control legislation is in peril.
- The Legislature is expected to pass its 2014 budget this evening, in what could be the quickest “budget week” session in decades. Click here to read Dave’s story.
- Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Carnival Corp.’s agreement to reimburse the U.S. for rescuing its disabled ships is “the bare minimum” the company could do. Rockefeller said it cost the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy more than $4 million to rescue Carnival’s Triump and Splendor cruise ships last year.
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