WatchBlog: Tomblin Sets Afternoon Press Conference on Succession
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By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS
Senate President/Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin scheduled an afternoon press conference today, adding another wrinkle in the continuing drama surrounding West Virginia’s gubernatorial succession.
The Logan County Democrat will address gubernatorial succession in a 3 p.m. press conference in the Governor’s Reception Room. Published reports claim Tomblin will roll out a proposal for an elected lieutenant governor position. This would require a constiutional amendment, which the public would vote for 2012.
The announcement comes after the West Virginia Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments Jan. 11 concerning when to hold a special election for governor. Citizens Action Group and Charleston, W.Va., attorney Thorton Cooper filed petitions with the court last year asking the court to require an early special election.
We’ll have a story on the details, plus video of the presser. Stay Tuned.
- BREAKING: W.Va. Supreme Court to Hear Special Election Case (westvirginia.watchdog.org)
Posted under Blog, Governor, Politics, Transparency, West Virginia.
Tags: Earl Ray Tomblin, Jeffrey V. Kessler, Senate President, Supreme Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, United States Senate, West Virginia, West Virginia Senate
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