West Virginia MetroNews – Financial proposals circulating at the Statehouse could wind up collapsing under the weight of their own competition, through the restraints of federal guidelines or because of dawning fiscal reality. Read the full article.
Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed pay raise of an average 5 percent for most state workers is the best bet. Leaders of both legislative chambers have endorsed the proposal, and the Senate Finance Committee discussed and quickly passed a corresponding bill this afternoon. That’s an estimated $71 million cost.
But the governor’s accompanying bonus for state employees — dubbed “Inflatocine” because it’s a vaccine for inflation — isn’t a sure shot after the House Finance chairman doubted its support among delegates this week.
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