Budget Crisis In West Virginia

On Monday, West Virginias two top lawmakers unveiled the legislatures budget proposal. It avoids the tax increases that are recommended by the Governor, and attempts to control governments money. When WOAY asked Governor Justice his thoughts on the proposal he stated, “It is so incomplete, it is unbelievable.”

 The republican leaders budget drastically differs from that proposed by the Governor. One difference is the elimination, save our state fund and many more. “They did take the teachers pay raise back out of it, they did things like, one time money thing like workers comp. moneys. There’s the basic jest of what they’ve done, is they squeezed us in a little tighter.” said, Governor Justice. 

And Governor Justice says that there is no real plan or strategy…”If you adopt their program and even if you find a way to fix the 183 million that their still short. You are going to turn right back over your shoulder and our people have run all the numbers all day, and look and you are still 400 million dollars in the hole again next year.” said, the Governor.