Legislature passes budget, takes $245 million in one-time funds
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Unable to pass tax increases or make major cuts in government spending, the West Virginia Legislature amended and passed a budget bill Thursday evening that uses $245 million in Rainy Day reserve funds and one-time money to close a $270 million gap in the 2016-17 state budget.
The bill (HB 101) passed the Senate on a party-line 18-16 vote. Later...