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Justice promises $100M to West Virginia PEIA from revenue surplus, another 5 percent teacher raise

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday that he will commit $100 million from recent tax surpluses to fund looming cost increases to the Public Employees Insurance Agency “today.”

He also promised to offer teachers and other state employees an additional 5 percent pay raise on top of the 5 percent raise they received via legislation earlier this year, and he floated the idea of privatizing PEIA.

He made the remarks at a news conference before impeachment trials began in the Senate Tuesday morning, 35 days from midterm elections, and flanked by Republican members of the House of Delegates and Senate.

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