By Bobby Bordelon
During the debate on the now-defeated omnibus education reform bill, SB451, Governor Jim Justice called on the legislature to pass what he called the "clean" pay raise bill, House Bill 2730. On Saturday, February 23, the state Senate rejected the immediate consideration of the pay raise bill.
HB 2730 "provides an average 5 percent pay raise to state police, teachers and school service workers," according to the House of Delegate's summary, and includes specific pay scale guidelines, including an every other year pay increase for members of the West Virginia State Police and a minimum teacher's salary set for $43,000.
Read more in the Tuesday, February 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.