June 29, 2017 •
West Virginia Legislature Adjourns
On June 26, the West Virginia Legislature adjourned its special session sine die. Lawmakers approved a budget after months of debate to resolve a $500 million shortfall in the 2018 fiscal year budget.
The state budget cuts funding for higher education and the Department of Health and Human Resources but avoids a government shutdown that would have occurred July 1 if the budget had not been in place.
Gov. Jim Justice allowed the budget bill to become law without his signature.
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