HARPERS FERRY BILL PENDING

A bill that could affect a multi-million-dollar hotel project in Jefferson County passed the West Virginia Senate Tuesday in a 21-12 vote. It gives the State Development Office authority to involve itself in projects that qualify for tax credits under the Tourism Development Act that are in historic districts and have a minimum private investment of $25 million in Class IV municipalities, those cities with 2,000 or fewer residents. It’s primarily aimed at the Hilltop House project in Harpers Ferry.