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April-07-2016

Senate, House leaders weigh budget cut scenarios
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leaders in the House and Senate have met by conference call in the last two days further discussing possible budget cuts in connection with the next state budget.

The Tomblin administration has put out a handful of scenarios on what impact $270 million in cuts with no tax increases would have, Senate Finance Committee Chair Mike Hall said Thursday on...

April-05-2016

Mixed reviews for Tomblin's vetoes
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

Many current and retired teachers along with school administrators in West Virginia continue to criticize Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s vetoes of two education bills the Legislature approved during the 2016 Regular Legislative Session.

“I’m very livid and very displeased with the Governor,” said Delegate Dave Perry (D-Fayette, 32), who retired after 35 years in education, of the Friday...

April-03-2016

Tomblin veto favors state educators, kids
Register Herald editorial

The Governor’s message to legislators was clear Friday when he vetoed two education bills: Be patient and let the professionals do their jobs.

We would have added: Stop meddling and mucking up matters.

As originally designed, House Bill 4014 would have prohibited teachers from using Common Core educational standards. After it emerged from the sausage-making legislative...

April-03-2016

Lawmakers, educators react to Tomblin vetoes of education bills
By Pamela Pritt, Register-Herald Reporter

Lawmakers and education leaders alike said Saturday that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of a bill that would allow accrued minutes to grow into instructional days is “a slap in the face.”

Delegate George “Boogie” Ambler, R-Greenbrier, said HB 4171 was “the one thing teachers saw as something that the legislature was doing to help with education.”

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April-03-2016

Tomblin vetoes pair of bills altering school calendar, standards
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a pair of bills Friday that would have altered the school calendar and education standards in West Virginia.

One bill (HB-4171) would have allowed schools systems to use banked time to count toward the 180 day requirement and required school to end by June 10, and start no sooner than Aug. 10.

The other bill (HB-4014) would...

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