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The Law Office of Philip A. Reale, PLLC is proud to announce our newest client: Project Ascent
Project Ascent represents the prospective development of a world class ethane cracker and three related polyethylene manufacturing plants near Washington, Wood County, West Virginia. It was only on November 14th that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and representatives of global conglomerate Odebrecht and its affiliated company, Braskem America, gave notice to the public of the intention to proceed with a second and more detailed phase of evaluation of the viability of the development of the huge petrochemical manufacturing facility.
Few are aware of the multi-year process of evaluation conducted by the Project Ascent Team just to determine the Wood County site as the key ingredient for the project. However, Phil Reale has been part of the legal and external affairs portion of the team confidentially working on this project.
At this time, as announcement of work on the project has been made by Gov. Tomblin and Project Ascent leadership, we are pleased to announce that our firm will now assume a role government relations strategists and representatives for Project Ascent under the auspices of representing both Odebrecht and Braskem. Additionally, Phil will continue to serve the Project Ascent team in the area of legal and external affairs.
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2014 Legislative Calendar
First Day - January 8, 2014: First day of session.
Twentieth Day - January 27, 2014: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due.
Forty-first Day - February 17, 2014: Last day to introduce bills in the Senate and the House. Does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills. Does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.
Forty-seventh Day - February 23, 2014: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.
Fiftieth Day - February 26, 2014: Last day to consider bill on third reading in house of origin. Does not include budget or supplementary appropriation bills.
Sixtieth Day - March 8, 2014: Adjournment at Midnight.