West Virginia residents react to state budget

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WDTV) - On Friday evening, the state Senate and the House finally passed a budget.

The state budget is 4.25 billion dollars.

The 4.25 billion dollar budget avoided tax increases but made cuts to higher education, among other things.

Sherry Cottrill was happy to hear that tax increases hadn't been made.

"I think that's good because we pay enough taxes and this helps us be able to afford more things," she said.

While the higher education cuts were smaller than they have been in years past, Cottrill said that she worries about the rising costs for college students.

"Things are high enough on college kids and this makes it hard for them to [afford] to go to school; you've got to have an education," said Cottrill.