West Virginia MetroNews – House Finance Chairman Vernon Criss says the budget passed during the most recent legislative session achieves a balance.
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On Day 59 of the regular legislative session, the House of Delegates completed work on a $4.87 billion general revenue budget that includes provisions for pay raises and tax cuts while also making adjustments on insurance for public employees.
“Obviously it’s a three-legged stool on the budget process,” Criss, R-Wood, said in an interview on the House floor on Day 60. He noted that the House and Senate work concurrently on their own financial priorities before coming together in the final days of the session.