Brad McElhinny

Friday May 26, 2017

Budget talks break off for now, resume at mid-week

Justice administration crunches numbers on some potential budget components.

Thursday May 25, 2017

Justice says room-to-room budget negotiations will have to continue

Governor spent the day talking to Senate Republicans, House Republicans, House Democrats and Senate Democrats.

Shuttle diplomacy under way at W.Va. Capitol

Governor describes himself as 'mediator-in-chief.'

Wednesday May 24, 2017

After conflicting votes, Legislature adjourns and Justice says he’ll negotiate room-to-room

Senate passes tax changes, but House refuses to concur.

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Senate’s tax reform bill passes committee hurdle

Bill raises revenue for the coming fiscal year but shows deficits in the years after that.

Budget bill and more now on special session agenda

Call also adds bills on certificates of need, state hospitals and property tax.

Next state budget twist could come in Senate Finance

Senate revenue plan would raise sales tax to 7.25 percent and reduce income taxes by average 20 percent over two years.

Monday May 22, 2017

Senators move away from compromise position — and Armstead says closer to a shutdown

Latest plan raises state sales tax to 7.25 percent and reduces state income tax by an average 20 percent over 2 years.

Governor says budget bill to be introduced; Senate to amend revenue bill

Select Committee on Tax Reform to get first crack at changes.

Sunday May 21, 2017

Could plan make W.Va. slip farther into fiscal crocodile’s grip?

No fiscal note is publicly-available so far for either house's revenue proposal.

Saturday May 20, 2017

Where’s the budget? Excellent question

Revenue bill has been introduced, but budget bill has not.

Friday May 19, 2017

House expects to pass revenue bill today, and then negotiations really begin

Conference committee seems most likely way to work out differences.

Thursday May 18, 2017

House of Delegates passes state worker furlough bill

Bill now goes to Senate.

Governor Justice and the crocodile comments

Justice unveils latest metaphor.

Focus is on the House to pass a bill in special session

Senate has passed a revenue bill and gone home.

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Governor Justice, a Democrat, blasts Senate Democrats over vote

Governor urges House Democrats not to vote against revenue package.

Video: Gov. Jim Justice speaks to the House of Delegates

Governor also spoke to Senate the prior day.

Too many questions for Senate Democrats to support revenue bill, leader says

Bill passes Senate but without Democratic support.

Tuesday May 16, 2017

After Justice pep talk, Senate passes revenue bill

Bill now goes to skeptical House of Delegates.

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