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Government Documents and Information: West Virginia - Local Government

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Local Government for the WVSU Service Area

Learn more about how your local government works, view minutes from city meetings, see new ordinances and resolutions, access important announcements, and contact your local officials directly for:

*Kanawha County and Charleston

*Putnam County

*Lincoln County

*Boone County

*Jackson County

Or locate State and Local Government by County

Where do I start?

A great place to start when looking for an overview on West Virginia government would be the West Virginia Legislature website. This is where you can check the status of bills, contact your state representatives, read the WV Code, view the joint committees, and watch videos from legislative sessions. 

The West Virginia Legislature is a bicameral legislative body, which means that the Legislature is split between the upper Senate and the lower House of Delegates. The Legislature convenes in the state capital building in Charleston, WV.

West Virginia Legislature Quick Links

The House of Delegates is composed of 100 members from 67 delegate districts throughout the state. Delegates serve two-year terms with all of the seats in the House up for election every two years.

Representing 17 senatorial districts, the Senate is comprised of 34 members - 2 from each district. Senators serve four-year terms with half of those seats up for election every two years.

Check on current bills and legislation.

West Virginia Legislature Live is a video & audio web streaming initiative of the House of Delegates and Senate - offering live webcasts of official legislative proceedings.

General Information Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - CFDA contains detailed program descriptions for 2,275 Federal assistance programs. 

Labor Market Information - Employment, unemployment, job information, economic indicators, and more for the State of WV. Information for employers, individuals, and researchers.

Supreme Court of Appeals for the State of West Virginia - Links to the Supreme Court, public resources, legal community, lower courts, and court administration.

The U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts - provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or moreQuickFacts on the State of West Virginia and Kanawha County.

West Virginia Law & Government Resources - Links to state agencies, boards, libraries and schools, and local government.

West Virginia Legal Materials - Maintained by Cornell University Law School. Find information on the WV Constitution and Legislation, Judiciary, Regulations and other Agency Materials, and miscellaneous state legal resources.

WV.govThe official online portal for West Virginia government. Links to information about living in WV, education, working and employment, taxes, tourism and recreation, business, state employment, and local government. Provides links for contacting Governor Jim Justice and a list of WV State Agencies.

Helpful Government Employment Sites

Career One Stop - EDGAR Search Tips

Occupational Outlook Handbook