Under the Dome is a weekly update on actions and activities of the West Virginia Legislature, provided during the legislative session for West Virginia University faculty and staff by WVU’s Office of State, Local and Corporate Relations. This issue provides a wrap-up of bills and actions during the session.
The first session of the 82nd Legislature finished on March 14, 2015. During this session, leadership in both the Senate and the House of Delegates changed from Democratic control to Republican control. This session saw the passage of a number of high-profile pieces of legislation, many of which were themed around projobs, pro-economic development, pro-education and legal reform. Higher education institutions saw several pieces of legislation pass that provide them with increased flexibility and address issues that have caused problems on campus.