House of Delegates Special Session

Local - 5/20/2014 6:31 PM by Rachael Cardin

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia House of Delegates convened on Tuesday to 'clean up' parts of the budget.

The regular Legislative Session is over, but that doesn't mean the work is done. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has called a Special Session to further discuss parts of the upcoming year's state budget. House members said there are a few specific items that need to be addressed; in fact these are the only topics that the Governor will allow action on. Other portions of the bill are final. Hot topics in the House include Courtesy Patrol as well as the Minimum Wage Bill.

Delegate Margaret Staggers from Fayette County, said, “the big one for our area is the minimum wage. Certainly it's good to be able to make a living wage, but it turned out that we made a mistake and didn't make an exception to some of the seasonal workers like in our area."

House members said this change could improve tourism for this part of the state, which is why it is under revision.


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