Senate, House pass budget, leave Charleston for now
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Legislature went home Thursday night after passing a budget bill that many are predicting will be vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
The bill fills a projected $270 million revenue hole mostly with $122 million in spending cuts and $182 million from the state’s Rainy Day fund. Lawmakers rejected the governor’s tax increase proposals that would...