Late twist revives WV Gov. Justice’s revenue plan
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail
A tumultuous 19th day of the special session was marked by yet another twist Thursday evening, as the Senate dramatically passed the seemingly umpteenth version of Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue plan on a 30-2 vote (Senate Bill 1017).
That vote came at 8:20 p.m., some eight hours after a meeting Justice held with legislators to pitch his latest proposal seemed to end disastrously, with a mass walkout of all but Senate Republicans, and only hours after Justice introduced his latest revenue compromise bill in the Senate