|House of Delegates Finance Committee Chairman Vernon Criss of Wood County said the budget passed during the most recent legislative session achieves a balance, WVMetroNews reported.
On Day 59 of the regular legislative session, the House of Delegates completed work on the $4.87 billion general revenue budget, which includes provisions for pay raises and tax cuts while also making adjustments on insurance for public employees.
“Obviously, it’s a three-legged stool on the budget process,” Chairman Criss said Saturday. He noted the House and Senate worked concurrently on their own financial priorities before coming together during the final days of the session.
The final step is sending the budget to the Governor, whose representatives usually have been involved during the deliberative process.
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