For the first time in decades, the West Virginia Legislature has passed a budget bill in time to avoid an extended session.
Members of the state Senate agreed to go along with House of Delegates changes to the Senate’s $4.38 billion general revenue budget bill and sent it to Gov. Jim Justice on Saturday, the last day of the 60-day session.
“This morning, both the House and Senate passed the budget bill and sent it to the governor for signature,” said House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha. “This is the first time in at least 35 years that the budget has been completed within the 60-day session without an extended session.”