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West Virginia: Third Special Session Adjourns
December 05, 2017

Lawmakers concluded a one-day special session on Monday after granting state officials permission to sell up to $1.6 billion in road bonds to finance Governor Jim Justice’s (R) highway construction plans. Specifically, the legislation provides for the sale of a maximum of $800 million in road construction bonds before July 1, 2018; $400 million maximum in bonds before July 1, 2019; $200 million maximum in bonds before July 1, 2020; and $200 million maximum before July 1, 2021. The bond sales were previously approved by the voters on October 7 in a special election.

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