By ANDREA LANNOM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill seeking to increase salaries of certain corrections employees now heads to the full House after being passed by the House Finance Committee passed by voice vote Monday.
The bill, which was requested by the governor, directs certain pay raises to be given to certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and the West Virginia Regional Jail Facility Authority.
Raises amount to $6,000 — $2,000 over each of three years beginning in July of this year.
Counsel for the committee said the original version of the bill came at a cost of $5 million for juvenile services, about $5 million for corrections the first year, $11 million in the second year, and $16.6 million in the third year. For regional jails, counsel said it amounts to a cost of about $2.6 million for each year.
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