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March 25, 2015

Governor Tomblin Exercises Veto Power over 2016 Budget

Yesterday Governor Tomblin announced his vetoes to the FY 2016 budget, which the legislature completed last week. As we went over here, the legislature increased the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $22.9 million, in turn increasing appropriations above the governor’s recommendations in some areas, including higher education. With his veto, the governor has reduced the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $15.5 million, and has reduced a number of appropriations throughout the budget.

Notably, the governor vetoed $2.8 million from higher education and $1.1 million from the State Police. Below is a table with the full list of the governor’s vetoes of the FY 2016 budget.

Agency Line Item Enrolled Budget Vetoed Budget Amount Vetoed
General Revenue
WV Development Office WV High Tech Consortium $300,000 $198,906 -$101,094
WV Development Office Regional Contracting Assistance Center $225,000 $208,215 -$16,785
State FFA-FHA Camp and Conference Center Unclassified $500,000 $0 -$500,000
State Department of Education Hospitality Training $319,005 $264,973 -$54,032
State Department of Education Educational Program Allowance $535,000 $516,250 -$18,750
State Aid for Schools Adjustment $718,168 $0 -$718,168
Education and the Arts Office of the Secretary Educational Enhancements $575,000 $200,000 -$375,000
Division of Health – Central Office Primary Care Support $6,000,000 $5,270,428 -$729,572
Division of Health – Central Office Health Right Free Clinics $3,000,000 $2,750,000 -$250,000
Division of Human Services Children’s Trust Fund – Transfer $300,000 $220,000 -$80,000
WV State Police Personal Services and Employee Benefits $59,511,081 $59,000,000 -$511,081
WV State Police Vehicle Purchase $2,377,614 $2,000,000 -$377,614
WV State Police Capital Outlay and Maintenance $2,250,000 $2,000,000 -$250,000
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Personal Services and Employee Benefits $1,876,828 $1,801,828 -$75,000
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Unclassified $200,000 $180,000 -$20,000
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Veterans’ Field Offices $288,345 $268,345 -$20,000
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Veterans’ Nursing Home $6,004,913 $5,941,038 -$63,875
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Veterans’ Reeducation Assistance $39,502 $29,502 -$10,000
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Veterans’ Grant Program $150,000 $100,000 -$50,000
Department of Veterans’ Assistance Veterans Cemetary $583,263 $373,263 -$210,000
New River Community and Technical College Total $5,676,500 $5,641,703 -$34,797
Pierpont Community & Technical College Total $7,664,596 $7,530,761 -$133,835
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Total $4,949,710 $4,607,544 -$342,166
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Total $1,887,174 $1,881,834 -$5,340
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Total $8,203,924 $8,203,924 $0
West Virginia Northern Community and Technical College Total $7,099,616 $7,075,033 -$24,583
West Virginia University – Parkersburg Total $10,094,237 $9,788,994 -$305,243
Bridgevalley community and technical college Total $7,739,898 $7,719,911 -$19,987
WVU – School of Medicine Medical School Fund WVU-School of Health Sciences $16,711,414 $16,163,439 -$547,975
WVU – General Admin Fund Jackson’s Mill $307,713 $247,549 -$60,164
Marshall University – School of Medicine Forensic Lab $415,000 $250,411 -$164,589
Marshall University – School of Medicine Center for Rural Health $275,000 $165,037 -$109,963
Marshall University – General Admin Fund Luke Lee Listening Language and Learning Lab $175,000 $105,000 -$70,000
WV School of Osteopathic Medicine School of Osteopathic Medicine $7,458,334 $7,008,276 -$450,058
Bluefield State College Total $5,823,680 $5,815,119 -$8,561
Shepherd University Total $9,921,556 $9,831,330 -$90,226
West Liberty University Total $8,198,329 $8,196,740 -$1,589
West Virginia State University Total $10,733,691 $10,307,141 -$426,550
Special Revneue
Office of Secretary – Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund Medical Services Trust fund – transfer $22,928,928 $14,792,331 -$8,136,597
Excess Lottery
Division of Human Services Medical Services $16,422,140 $14,422,140 -$2,000,000

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