The Legislature Today: Revenue Secretary Says No Proposed Budgets Plausible


With just one day left in this regular legislative session, both the 2016 and 2017 budgets remain unbalanced. 

Secretary of Revenue Bob Kiss details the House, Senate and Governor’s proposals to fund state government, but the loss of several bills means none of the proposals can be approved for the 2017 fiscal year.

Senators have voted to approve a bill that would require West Virginia voters to show some form of identification before casting a ballot and the House approved a bill that allows voters to determine if restaurants and wineries in their county should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday mornings.

Another measure making its way through the House would call an Article Five Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution. Both chambers took up a similar provision last session, but ran out of time on the final night.