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What Will Be Coming in Policy and Legislation

We’ve had a busy summer with State and Federal action and inaction. State Issues Fall Elections— The Primaries sorted out many races and we hope very...

West Virginia Changes All State and Congressional Election Districts

West Virginia in 2022 elections will have completely new electoral district configurations for all the House of Delegates, State Senate, and Congressional seats. This...

Safe Routes Act of 2019

Some weeks ago, WV Loggers Council co-signed a letter to help incentivize this bill: From the American Loggers Council (ALC), on May 2: today applauded the introduction...

2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

The bills of interest to forestry were: S.J.R. 3: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment: By Boso & Cline. To control WV Supreme Court of Appeals budget....

Workers Comp Premiums, Going Down

In great news for loggers and all employers, workers’ comp premiums will be reduced with the passage of HB 4628.    This Bill will terminate...

“Sixth-Axle” Bill Allows 94K GVW

SB 616 passed the Legislature and awaits the Governors signature.  This will allow all raw and processed wood-hauling trucks in WV to increase their...

Farm Bill

The big talk in Washington at the end of the first quarter of 2018 might be the Farm Bill. Passed every five years, the Farm...

Wildfire Fighting Budget

After weeks of intense negotiations, Congressional leaders, have released their FY2018 Appropriations Bill, including a comprehensive wildfire funding fix to the budgetary challenges within...

Casualty Loss Bill for Forest Landowners

The federal bill H.R. 4962, the Forest Recovery Act, eliminates the 'basis limitation rule,' allowing any individual or business that grows trees with the...

WV Regulatory Reform Continues

Gov. Jim Justice has issued an executive order as a part of his continuing efforts to enact regulatory reform.The executive order provides for an...
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