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Budget Discipline A Priority in W.Va.

April 11, 2013
By THE INTELLIGENCER , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Facing a substantial increase in the cost of the Medicaid program, along with revenue lagging behind projections, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin began months ago to take action to keep the West Virginia government budget in balance. He ordered most state agency heads to plan for 7.5 percent spending cuts during the upcoming fiscal year. He also implemented a state hiring freeze.

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