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WV Legislature’s budget session extended through Friday

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CHARLESTON, WV -

The work of the budget bill in the West Virginia Legislature may take a little longer than anticipated.

The regular legislative session cannot legally exceed 60 days, so each year the governor issues an extension, usually a week long, for lawmakers to resolve the budget.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a proclamation March 7 to extend the session through March 14 for work on the budget. Tomblin issued another proclamation March 13 extending the session to March 16.

The extended session is only for work on the budget bill and the cost of the extended session.

Lawmakers met March 12-13 for budget conference committee meetings and floor sessions lasting less than 10 minutes apiece.

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