By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed a $4.77 billion 2015-16 West Virginia budget Wednesday that includes no tax increases and essentially no pay raises for state or public school employees.
For the first time since the State Budget Office has prepared six-year budget projections, the proposed budget reduces spending in the state’s base budget by nearly $40 million.
The budget also calls for dipping into the Revenue Shortfall...