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4:30 p.m.: West Virginia Legislature approves pay raises

March 12, 2011
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia's teachers, elected judiciary and other state employees have won pay raises from the Legislature.

The House voted 74-24 for a compromise measure today. The Senate passed the bill 27-6. Most Republicans opposed the raises.

The raises include $1,488 for teachers, $970 for troopers and $835 for natural resources police.

The adjutant general would get $32,500. Judicial raises would range from $7,500 for magistrates to $15,000 for Supreme Court justices.

School workers would get $500. State employees would get between $500 and $1,200.

The proposal would increase annual general tax and lottery spending by $67 million. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had proposed one-time payments. He's said he'll consider limited permanent raises.

 
 

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