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March 16, 2023

Justice Signs Budget Bill, State Employee Pay Increase, PEIA Bill

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch – The state budget, a pay raise for government employees and a fix for the Public Employees Insurance Agency were among four bills signed into law Friday by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

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The budget presented in House Bill 2024 totals $4.874 billion and includes 34 surplus appropriations, Justice said.

Highlights include $67 million for tourism, $40 million for the state School Building Authority, $10 million for emergency medical services recruitment, $50 million for a new cancer center at West Virginia University, and $282 million for deferred maintenance in the state’s jails and prisons, he said.

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