BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. — The legislature’s trip to North Central West Virginia has come to an end.

The three-day interim session concluded after legislators participated in various committee meetings and visited locations which have been affected by bills they have passed, including the tax increment financing legislation that allowed for the construction of a baseball stadium in Morgantown.

“We were fortunate enough to be over there where they announced the formation of a minor league baseball team coming to Morgantown,” Senate President Jeff Kessler said. “So again, more jobs, more activity. It’s good to see that sometimes the things we’ve done a year or two ago, now you actually get to see in person the fruits of that legislation.”

House Speaker Tim Miley was pleased the session could take place in the area which he represents, so they could see first hand the reason for the recent success.

“I was glad that my colleagues in both the House and the Senate got the opportunity to come here to this part of the state to see what’s occurring, what’s prospering and what’s working so well that it might allow them to identify something or come back with ideas to their own parts of the state and their own counties and districts,” he said.

The interim session was also the first chance to look over the issues as a collective leading up to the regular session in January.

“We’ve still got six more months to go before we get into January for our first session. We’ll still have several more monthly meetings,” Kessler said. “This is just the first one we’re really starting to look at things substantively.”

Once the regular session does come around, Miley hopes the legislators remember their time in North Central West Virginia should the occasion arise.

“Things that we legislate such as the tank bill, oil and gas drilling, Marcellus drilling, horizontal drilling, they’ve had the opportunity to see some of those types of things here,” Miley said. “If they are ever called on to legislate those areas, they will have a perspective and know what they’re legislating.”

The next interim meetings are scheduled for September 8 through September 10.

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  • Dumb Liberals Mother

    Please excuse my child. A refusal to take the prescribed medication is causing these rants. We have encouraged our child to leave the basement, get off the computer, and try interacting with human beings but reason has not won the day. Pray for us.

    • Amazed

      Lock up his gun cabinet as well, Mom. Dude sounds violent. His answer to everything is executing any offender.

    • Dumb Liberals

      Run off to school, liberal jokester. Pay special attention in English is the American language class, as you need help with your punctuation skills. Typical m0r0n supporter you are.

  • TB

    Again, wonder how many would have made the trip if they had to pay versus the tax payers?

  • Dumb Liberals

    Are they having a "going away" party for Bridgeport Mayor Blount(d) this evening? I hear the party favors will be the "high" light of the evening (just a little oxy).

    I'm sure if you mention they are having alcohol, delegate & assistant majority whip Clif Moore (d-McDowell) will be the "johnny drunk" on the spot. Is he driving back to McDowell Co? If so they need to put a BOLO in place.

    • Mac

      Dear "Dumb Liberals" - - It's pretty easy to make fun of people who have been elected to help move the state forward and you don't have the scruples, guts, or whatever, to sign your own name under your diatribe like a man (or a woman)! Anonymous cheap shots like yours with "hidden messages" (alcohol, drugs, etc.) often exacerbates the problem. The real problem is that (1) you haven't run for an office or even won an election, and/or (2) the wrong "party" won the seat in your district and that's got your shorts in a knot. So if you want to throw hardballs around, why not do it like an intelligent adult by citing specific issues and then sign your name. What's wrong? No Guts, No Intelligence? How'd you like to be a public servant and have people discuss your "vices"? Or are you Simon Pure?

      • Amazed

        I seriously doubt that DL has any underwear.

      • The bookman


        DL isn't worth the keystrokes. Ignoring the obnoxious among us is the best prescription for attention seeking behavior.

      • Dumb Liberals

        "... move the state forward"?!? Who are you kidding? Next you'll tell me that potus is not a m0r0n. This bunch of liberals are the REASON this state is dead last in everything! Your diatribe is prima fascia evidence that you lack education with the proof being your support of the liberal leftist loons. I'd even wager you're an entitlement recipient, getting m0r0n-care and a m0r0n-phone. Keep drinking the blueBerry Kool Aid!

    • Hmm

      Is this one of those accounts that makes conservatives look so ignorant that it helps liberals? I'm hoping it is some type of "reverse psychology" instead of the real thing.

      Good grief, man, if you're trying to "help" the conservative movement, please stop posting.

      • Dumb Liberals

        Hmm, nope, but your ignorance is showing! Join your liberal buddy Mac - the Quack at the Kool Aid stand. blueBarry seems to quench your thirst.