On The Legislature Today, Gov. Jim Justice held a press conference Tuesday evening announcing a 5 percent pay increase for teachers and state service personnel as well as an end to the work stoppage – however, the stoppage looked far from over Wednesday. We bring you the latest from the Capitol. Also, in this episode, host Andrea Lannom is joined by Senate Finance Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, to talk about the budgetary issues facing lawmakers.
Capitol security reported a crowd of 3,000 came out on a day that was supposed to be a cooling off period, according to Justice. The governor has revised revenue estimates for next year. Here’s what some teachers had to say about it Wednesday morning.
Senior Reporter Dave Mistich also joins Lannom to discuss the latest on the work stoppage and other issues at the statehouse.
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