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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:02 PM

Senate Confirms Governor's Appointments, Adjourns Sine Die
The Senate confirmed all of the Governor's appointments during a brief morning floor session that concluded the 3rd Special Session of 2011.

The Senate has adjourned Sine Die.

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Jeffrey V. Kessler Elected Senate President
Senator Jeffrey V. Kessler was elected Senate President Monday evening by 28-5 vote with one senator absent and not voting. Kessler becomes Senate President after serving the Senate for the last 10 months in the role of Acting Senate President. West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman swore him into office on the Senate floor.

Senator Mike Hall received 5 votes as the Republican candidate.

Senator Erik Wells, who is currently on active duty in Afghanistan, cast his voice vote for Kessler electronically.

The Senate Confirmations Committee will meet tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. in the President's Conference Room.

The Senate will reconvene at 11 a.m. tomorrow

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 07:17 PM

Kirkendoll appointed, sworn in to replace former Senator Tomblin
Former Logan County Commissioner Art Kirkendoll was appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to serve the one year remaining on his term in the West Virginia Senate. Governor Tomblin was required to resign his seat in the Senate following his election as Governor.

Kirkendoll was on the Logan County Commission for over 30 years and will represent the 7th Senatorial District, which includes Logan, Boone, Lincoln and Wayne counties as the Junior Senator.

He was sworn in Monday evening as the Senate met in the 3rd Special Session in order to help elect a new Senate President and was joined by his family and other friends in attendance.

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 01:24 PM

Legislature Convenes 3rd Extraordinary Session of 2011
The Legislature convened its 3rd Extraordinary Session of the year at Noon on Sunday to receive the Executive Proclamation, which calls for the certification of election results from the recent special election for Governor.

Concurrent Resolution 301 called the Legislature into a joint assembly in the House Chamber at 12:30 p.m. where they officially certified and published the election results.

The House has adjourned Sine Die

The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow at 6 p.m.

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