Tomblin announces 4 percent budget cut for state agencies
By David Gutman
The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Monday announced an across-the-board 4 percent cut for most state government agencies, a move he said is necessary due to “unexpected and unprecedented” drops in the state’s severance tax collections.
State aid to public schools, which has been spared in recent years of budget cuts, will see a 1 percent cut this year, Tomblin announced....