Will It Happen This Time?

Among the many issues facing West Virginians and our government is that of pay for school teachers, jail and prison guards, state police and other public employees.

But the only way salaries can be increased is for taxes to go up or the cost of government in general to go down.

Those are the only options. Money does not grow on trees.

No one wants higher taxes. Everyone knows government at every level can be run more efficiently.

But it never happens. The bureaucrats always win.

Maybe this time, with substantial support for teachers receiving higher pay … Maybe this time the Legislature and governor can find a way to make state government more efficient.

It can happen.

Will it?