On The Legislature Today, an agreement among House and Senate conferees for a five percent pay raise for all of West Virginia’s public employees was announced Tuesday morning. Later that afternoon, both the House and Senate bodies approved HB 4145, giving teachers, school service personnel, and state troopers a five percent raise. Shortly after that, the bill was signed by Governor Jim Justice and will go into effect on July 1, 2018. Teachers erupted over the news that effectively began the end of a 9-day statewide teacher and school personnel work stoppage. Host Andrea Lannom speaks with Senate President Mitch Carmichael to hear the latest.
Senior Reporter Dave Mistich brings us a report following the Governor's signing of the pay raise bill. Union leaders said they were readying teachers and other school workers to get back on the job.
Also, in this episode, Lannom chats with Del. Brent Boggs, D-Braxton, House Minority Finance Chairman, about the five percent pay raise and the cuts it will bring.
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