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June-28-2017

West Virginians join thousands of others in Boston for NEA meeting
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2018 budget in West Virginia which will be in effect with the start of the new fiscal year on Saturday does not include the average two percent pay raise for classroom teachers Governor Jim Justice had proposed

“I’m disappointed that more of an emphasis wasn’t focused on public education,” Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia...

June-27-2017

Auditor: Fiscal year to begin with 'no ill effects' from late budget passage
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After months spent under the threat of a possible state government shutdown, the start of the 2018 Fiscal Year in West Virginia this coming Saturday will be a smooth one, according to state Auditor J.B. McCuskey.

No state government service or payroll disruptions are expected on July 1.

“By the good work of people in our...

June-26-2017

SBA member criticizes development of alternate Nicholas County plan
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State School Building Authority member Tom Lange criticized SBA Executive Director Frank “Bucky” Blackwell and state School Superintendent Steve Paine Monday for a recent development involving the Nicholas County school system.

During Monday’s SBA meeting, Lange spoke out and said he didn’t like the way Blackwell and Paine worked together...

June-22-2017

What the new state budget does and doesn't do
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice says a budget he’s allowing to become law without his signature is a travesty.

The budget passed last Friday night by the Legislature does make cuts to a wide variety of state programs.

It’s about $280 million less than what the governor proposed in his State of the State address and almost $125 million less than the budget the...

June-21-2017

BREAKING: Gov. Jim Justice will allow the budget bill to become law, but he will not sign it.  

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