- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Republican legislative leaders are subpoenaing records in an ongoing fight with Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration over West Virginia’s prevailing wage.

House Speaker Tim Armstead and Senate President Bill Cole announced the subpoena of WorkForce West Virginia on Tuesday.

They say the agency hasn’t complied with a request for documents concerning how it plans to recalculate the wage, as a new law requires.

They say WorkForce didn’t produce more than 50 emails and other documents, some of which show outside union interests influenced the process.

The release says WorkForce has denied documents exist that indicate influence by private entities.

It says WorkForce must reply to the subpoena by Friday.

The prevailing wage temporarily disappeared July 1 amid the tussle between lawmakers and the administration over the wage’s calculation.


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