Tomblin says state worker furlough bill a precautionary step
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the bill introduced Wednesday that would allow him to furlough state workers was “purely precautionary.”
But Tomblin said it’s a move he believes he must prepare for if there’s no agreement on a new state budget by July 1.
“This would allow the governor in a case where there was no budget, no funding mechanism,...