House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, was the lead sponsor of that bill. Early Sunday, after the session had ended, he said the bill was his top priority this year.
"If you don't have these volunteer fire departments, everybody's insurance premium goes up. So you're going to pay it one way or another. It needs to be addressed," Thompson said.
"We had a very good bill that addressed it, and I really wanted to see that bill pass. And I still want to see that bill pass."
Proponents of the TIF bill started blasting Thompson and House leadership Saturday when it became apparent the measure would not pass. Any dispute over the magistrate pay raise bill was not the only factor in the TIF bill's demise, he said.
"Especially on the House side, there's a reluctance to expand the TIF program," Thompson said Sunday morning.
The governor already has called the expected special session on the state budget, as he does each year after the 60-day session ends. Key member of the House and Senate are meeting to discuss the budget bill, and the two houses plan to vote on the measure this week.
Late Saturday the governor's office said Tomblin would speak with legislative leadership before calling a second special session, but his main priority is the budget.
Boggs said he had not spoken directly with the governor and had not heard any response from his office about the request.
The governor's office did not comment on when Tomblin might decide on any special session.