By Jonathan Mattise
The Associated Press
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia budget approved by lawmakers Friday dips into millions of dollars in reserves and gives public employees raises.
The Senate voted 25-9 and the House of Delegates voted 77-18 to pass next year's budget. The proposal would take $147.5 million from the state's $922 million Rainy Day Fund to cover a projected shortfall.
A secondary bill that passed Friday will free up another $21 million from...