CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ/WDTV) -- UPDATE 3/14/19 6:18PM
Governor Jim Justice has signed a state budget for Fiscal Year 2020.
Justice signed House Bill 2020, which gives the state a $4.636 billion budget.
The Senate passed the budget last Friday.
Officials say the governor also signed 10 supplemental appropriation bills and vetoed one. You can view what those bills are below.
Justice will hold a press conference about the budget tomorrow at 11 a.m.
Appropriation bills signed:
• SB 424 - Supplemental appropriation to Civil Contingent Fund
• SB 435 - Supplemental appropriation to State Department of Education and Vocational Division
• SB 677 - Supplemental appropriation to Division of Health and Division of Human Services
• SB 678 - Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to Office of Technology
• SB 679 - Supplemental appropriation to Division of Finance
• SB 680 - Supplemental appropriations to various divisions in DMAPS
• SB 681 - Supplemental appropriation from Lottery Net Profits to Educational Broadcasting Authority
• HB 2665 - Supplemental appropriation for PEIA Rainy Day Fee
• HB 2667 - Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections
• HB 3135 - Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Commerce, Development Office
Appropriations bill vetoed:
• HB 3148 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
ORIGINAL STORY 3/8/19 6:16 PM
The West Virginia Senate has passed a state budget with money earmarked for a potential teacher pay raise.
Senators approved the budget Friday, ending an impasse by setting aside funding for the 5 percent raises in an unappropriated line item that will be addressed in a special session.
Republican Gov. Jim Justice has called for a special legislative session to be held after the 60-day regular session ends Saturday.
He's asked lawmakers to go out and seek input from teachers, parents and others so legislators can return and address the raises and additional education issues.
The budget now heads to the governor's office.
Earlier this session, The House of Delegates passed a measure dealing solely with teacher raises, but the proposal languished in a Senate committee.