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March-14-2014

By Ashton Marra
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The House and Senate have come to an agreement on the state's budget for the next fiscal year. The process was stalled earlier in the week.

Negotiations between legislative leadership and the governor centered on two issues: how much money to pull from the state Attorney General's Consumer Protection Fund and how much money they could use to expand the Aged and Disabled Waiver Program for seniors.

The program...

March-13-2014

By David Gutman
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Board of Education members may ask Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to veto a recently passed bill that gives teachers total autonomy over how they use their daily planning period.

The bill, which passed both the state Senate and the House of Delegates unanimously, states that teachers have full say over how they use their time and cannot be compelled to attend meetings, parent-teacher conferences or other events...

March-13-2014

By Caitlin Cook
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Joseph Makolandra, human resources director for Montgomery County public schools in Virginia, came to the 44th Annual Teacher Job Fair Wednesday at West Virginia State University for one reason.

"We know we can offer higher wages than what they earn here [in West Virginia]," he said. "The biggest thing we have over West Virginia is salary."

The event connected prospective teachers with job recruiters from...

March-13-2014

By Jeff Jenkins
WV MetroNews

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a proclamation Wednesday afternoon extending the extended session of the Legislature until Friday to allow a House and Senate conference committee to complete work on the new state budget.

House of Delegates Speaker Tim Miley said he expects a vote on the new budget Friday along with a special session, which would allow lawmakers to take votes on several bills that failed to pass on the last night of the regular...

March-13-2014

By Jennifer Smith

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Teacher pay is a concern for a lot of education students here in West Virginia getting ready to graduate this semester. However, it’s not their top concern.

Wednesday West Virginia State University hosted a Teacher Job Fair. Students from WVSU, the University of Charleston and Ohio Valley University got to sit down with 31 education recruiters from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia and interview for jobs.

Ross...

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