• Tygarts Valley 59Hannan 8Final[ view all ]
  • Sissonville 26Liberty 7Final[ view all ]
  • Doddridge County 27Valley Wetzel 7Final[ view all ]
  • Clay-Battelle 20Van 12Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 42Elkins 0Final[ view all ]
  • Braxton County 13Webster County 12Final[ view all ]
  • Grafton 50Lincoln 49Final[ view all ]
  • Robert C. Byrd 56North Marion 21Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 21John Marshall 6Final[ view all ]
  • Pendleton County 50Tucker County 6Final[ view all ]
  • Magnolia 34Tyler Consolidated 0Final[ view all ]
  • University 29Preston 25Final[ view all ]
  • Fairmont Senior 35Buckhannon-Upshur 27Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 34Gilmer County 13Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 42South Harrison 7Final[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Listings | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
Senator: Morgantown TIF Isn't Dead Yet
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on April 16, 2013 @ 8:08AM
Created on April 15, 2013 @ 5:20PM
On Saturday night a bill that would have made it possible for a new baseball stadium to be built for WVU struck out when the legislature failed to approve the Morgantown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) bill.
The project was expected to bring in millions of dollars in revenue along with thousands of jobs to the area. According to Senator Robert Beach (D-Monongalia), the bill's lead sponsor, the project isn't completely dead.
The TIF would have also come with a new interchange along Interstate 79 and some space for retail businesses near the University Town Centre.
The TIF passed in the Senate, but died in the House.
According to Beach a major reason for that was because the bill had a lot at steak. Beach said members of the House used it as leverage for a bill that would have equalized pay for all magistrates.
Beach told 5 News that despite the bill not passing there's still hope for it. He said that's because Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has the ability to call lawmakers back for a special session. Beach mentioned that doesn't happen often, and it can be pricey. However, he said he's confident that it'll happen.
"It's extremely huge for North Central West Virginia and the state," Beach said. "Let's face it Morgantown is economic engine for West Virginia."
Beach said adding to his confidence is the fact that Tomblin has been a huge supporter of the project since day one.

Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV Mobile App