State lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a new state budget Wed. afternoon at the state capitol.
It hasn’t taken a handful of members from the House and Senate finance committees long to come to a compromise on the budgets they passed late in the 60-day regular session. The two sides only disagreed on a few million dollars.
The conference committee approved the new spending plan Tuesday afternoon. The full House will take up the bill Wed. at three o’clock with Senate approval scheduled in its five o’clock floor session.
The budget includes a 7.5 percent cuts ordered by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to state agencies when they submitted their budget requests to his office last fall.
Gov. Tomblin has line-item veto power over the spending plan that lawmakers pass. The new budget goes into effect July 1.