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West Virginia Senate OKs 5% pay raises for state employees

February 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia Senate on Tuesday approved Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal for a 5% pay raise for state employees. The bill passed on a 33-0 vote. It now goes to the House of Delegates. The $71.4 million cost of the raises for state police, teacher, student support personnel and school service personnel is included in the Republican governor’s proposed fiscal 2023 budget. The increases would be effective July 1.