House Finance Committee

The Legislature Today
10:36 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Speaker Tim Armstead, The Department of Transportation's House Budget Hearing & More

  Speaker Tim Armstead takes over as the first Republican to fill the top role in the House of Delegates for the first time since the Capitol has been in its current location. But what are his and his party's plans?

The Department of Transportation gives a budget presentation in the House Finance Committee and concerns remain over the quality of roads affected by drilling the Marcellus Shale.

That and more on this episode of The Legislature Today.

7:00 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Road Maintenance from Marcellus Shale Drilling Concerns Delegates

The House Finance Committee hears budget requests from the Department of Transportation.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The House Finance Committee met Wednesday to hear the budget requests from various agencies within the Department of Transportation. But one of the many concerns the Delegates had was the state of roads due to Marcellus Shale drilling.

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House Finance Committee
3:56 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Water Resource Protection Bill Passes Final House Committee Reference

The House Finance Committee approved S.B. 431, relating to issuance and renewal of certain driver's licenses and federal ID cards.

The House Finance Committee removed several of the sections added by the other House committees in the water resource protection bill.

One of which was related to medical monitoring which the committee determined was a redundancy because Dr. Letitia Tierney from the DHHR explained during the meeting her office plans to pursue testing whether it is in the bill or not.

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House Finance Committee
5:20 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Poor W. Va. Road Conditions Explained During DOT Budget Hearing

Secretary of the Department of Transportation Paul Mattox delivers the proposed budget for FY 2015 to the House Finance Committee.
Credit Aaron Payne

Committee members heard from various offices that make up the department of transportation - the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Division of Highways, the State Rail Authority, the Division of Public Transit, the Public Port Authority, the Aeronautics Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Like in many other budget hearings, officials from each office laid out how they will handle their finances to deal with the upcoming tight fiscal years.

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House of Delegates
4:18 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

House Finance Committee Asks Questions About Chemical Leak During DEP Budget Hearing

DEP secretary Randy Huffman presents the budget to the House Finance Committee.
Credit Aaron Payne

Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia DEP Randy Huffman presented the proposed budget to the committee, relating how the organization would deal with the governor’s 7.5 percent cut.

Huffman assured there would be no loss in personnel. However, paying the personnel a fair and competitive wage was a challenge.

Delegate Ron Walters asked how proposed water protection legislation would affect the DEP financially.

“We’re doing an inventory, right now,” Huffman said.

“We’re going to try in the next few days to get an estimate.”

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4:56 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

House Finance Gets Initial Look at Govenor's Budget Proposal

House Finance Chair Brent Boggs and Deputy Secretary of Revenue Mark Muchow discuss the governor's budget proposal in front of the House Finance Committee.
Credit Aaron Payne

With the challenges of a tight budget year ahead, the first goal was immediately understood because balancing the state budget is mandated by the constitution.

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