Proposed WV budget includes deep cuts to education, arts, tourism
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail
In addition to cuts to higher education, public education and Medicaid, other West Virginia cultural, educational and tourism programs would take it on the chin under the version of the 2017-18 budget bill passed by the Legislature Friday night, an analysis of the budget proposal shows.
Culture and History, Education and the Arts, the Library Commission and the Educational Broadcasting Authority would see significant budget cuts under the Legislature’s proposed budget (Senate Bill 1013).
Gov. Jim Justice received the bill Monday afternoon, and had not acted on it by Tuesday evening, although he issued a news release in the afternoon regarding “a major budget announcement” at the Capitol this morning. –