Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

McKinley Energy Efficiency Plan Signed Into Law

Energy efficiency was a central focus for Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) this week with a speech Tuesday, the introduction of comprehensive efficiency legislation Wednesday, and a White House signing ceremony for the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act today

West Virginia Joins 41 States, Territories Urging Congress To Extend The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax...

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia has joined 41 other states and territories in sending a letter today urging Congress to extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act through at least 2014 in order to continue to help financially strapped homeowners

Texas Law Firm, Murray LLP, Agrees to End its Controversial Services to 5,222 West...

CHARLESTON - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced today that Murray LLP, a Texas law firm, agreed to permanently discontinue offering a service to West Virginia foreclosure victims that a lawsuit filed by McGraw’s office characterized as unscrupulous and deceptive. The agreement with Murray is reflected in a final order recently entered on November 1, 2012 in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County that settles the suit filed against Murray.

Rahall Votes to Extend Homebuyers’ Tax Credit, Unemployment Insurance, and Business Tax Relief to...

Washington,DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.) worked to extend unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses to help stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession.

Donovan awards $16.5 million to jump-start affordable housing construction in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV - July 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $16.5 million to jump start affordable housing programs in West Virginia that are currently stalled due to the current economic recession. Funded through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), HUD's new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) will allow the West Virginia Housing Development Fund to resume funding of affordable rental housing projects across the state while stimulating employment in the construction trades.

Attorney General McGraw Sues Countrywide for Inducing Consumers to Take Out Loans They Couldn’t...

Charleston, WV - August 12, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Darrell McGraw filed suit today against Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.,...

Developer says assessments unfair

Lawyers for a planned forested community in Monroe County who filed suit against the county commission alleging the properties were unfairly assessed argued in...

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Attorney General Morrisey Protects Property Rights in Supreme Court Victory

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey claimed victory in efforts to protect the rights of property owners against the federal government with a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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HUD AWARDS $500 MILLION TO HELP LOUISIANA, TEXAS & WEST VIRGINIA...

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded a total of $500 million to help Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia to recover after severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year. Provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, these recovery funds will assist the most impacted communities that experienced the most serious damage to their housing stock.