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April 15, 2024

Lawmakers Explore Financial Strains on West Virginia Human Services

West Virginia MetroNews – Lawmakers asked a range of questions about the state’s level of funding for human services, building their cases for financial decisions that could come to a head during special session as soon as next month.

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Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, has said he’ll soon call a special session over state financial matters, especially over human services priorities. Justice referred to “a dog’s mess, saying a budget that passed during the regular legislative session left the state’s human services funding short of where it needs to be.

As delegates considered the state budget in the final hours of the legislative session, several questioned why spending on human services items seemed far lower than they had anticipated. Democrats in the House of Delegates, during a press conference earlier this month, underscored their position that funding needs to be addressed.

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