Tomblin calls special session on budget for next week
By Phil Kabler, WV Gazette-Mail
A special session to enact the 2016-17 West Virginia budget will begin next week, despite a lack of consensus in the Legislature on how to close a $270 million funding shortfall, the Governor’s Office announced Monday.
“The governor will call a special session to begin on May 16,” said Chris Stadelman, spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. “The governor will introduce a...