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Future Fund Debated as West Virginia Legislative Session Nears

January 6, 2014

The State Journal – The promise of better days ahead in West Virginia is always front and center this time of the year, as a new session of the state legislature is being prepared. Read

But for 2014, that hope may not be more pronounced than ever before. The source for that hope – an abundance of gas to be extracted within the Mountain State’s borders and the revenue it will generate, has political and business leaders very optimistic – save a few concerns.

The Associated Press hosted a West Virginia Legislative Lookahead at the South Charleston campus of Marshall University to discuss a variety of issues on Monday, Jan. 6. The first item on the agenda was Future Fund/Energy, which featured comments from Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall; Corky DeMarco, executive director of the WV Oil and Natural Gas Association; Ted Boettner, executive director of the WV Center for Budget and Policy; and Bill Raney, president of the WV Coal Association.