CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would give legislators a better sense of the economic impact of the bills they consider.

The bill passed unanimously Tuesday authorizes the governor, the Senate president or the House speaker to request a jobs impact statement for any piece of proposed legislation. It would order the state Development Office to review legislation and make estimates for how many jobs a bill would create or destroy.

The estimates would need to include both raw jobs numbers and general employment figures.

Environmental groups have opposed the bill, saying its sole purpose is to make it harder to pass environmental regulations.

Similar versions of the bill have been proposed before, but it got a boost this year because Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin requested it.


Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.




If you have any questions or concerns please email us on


  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.