Governor Signs Pay Raise Bill for Teachers, State Police

CHARLESTON–  Governor Jim Justice has signed a bill giving teachers and state police a five percent pay raise.

Justice announced the deal Tuesday morning, in which eventually all state workers will receive a 5 percent raise. Both the house and senate passed the bill unanimously allowing the governor to sign the bill Tuesday afternoon during a press conference.

He says the PEIA board will in place by Thursday and he is extending the FAFSA deadline for Promise Scholarship students to March 30th.

He also says he is writing a letter to the State Board of Education asking them to work with local superintendents on making these days up because students deserve their summer.

Other state workers will have to wait for a budget bill to pass before getting their 5 percent raises promised under the deal.

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