Robert E. Wise, Jr. took the Oath of Office to become West Virginia’s 33rd governor on January 15, 2001. Before becoming Governor, he served the citizens of West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District for 18 years.The West Virginia State Capitol Building was originally built in Wheeling, WV. It now sits on 16 acres of land in Charleston, WV at a height of 292 ft.As the second tallest bridge in the United States, the New River Gorge Bridge was completed in 1978 and weighs 88 million pounds!June 20, 1863 is the day West Virginia became the 35th state in the union, the only state born out of the armed conflict of the Civil War.
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Gov. Bob Wise's 2004 State of the State Address
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 7 p.m.

Governor's Address to the WV Legislature
Governor's Recommended FY 2005 Budget

Proposed Budget Bill

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Budget Reports and Charts
Governor's Legislative Agenda

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  • Supreme Court Pay Raise Legislation (WordPerfect) | PDF
  • Executive Order - Mission on Governing in the 21st Century
  • C-Change Partnership
  • Proposed Joint Resolution: Veteran's Bonus Amendment
  • Workforce Retraining Initiative