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UPDATE: Pay raise for W.Va. Teachers on hold by legislature; awaiting information from governor


Dale Lee (WVEA); Christine Campbell (AFT-WV)


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — UPDATE 2/28/18 @ 11:10 a.m. West Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday say they’re awaiting information from Gov. Jim Justice’s office before they can move forward with the governor’s plans to give teachers a 5 percent raise, according to the House communications director.

He said there was a discussion on the House floor, and lawmaker are awaiting an official letter from the governor changing the revenue estimates.

The process is on hold, he says, until the official correspondence comes through, explaining that the executive branch sets official budget estimates.

Justice announced Tuesday evening that teachers would receive a 5 percent raise, and a task force will be set up to deal with issues with the state Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA).