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Justice to West Virginia Legislature: Send clean pay raise bill

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Gov. Jim Justice speaks with media near the Senate Chamber Tuesday morning hours before a press conference calling on lawmakers to pass his pay raise bill for teachers, school service personnel and state police troopers
(West Virginia Governor’s office photo)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After the defeat of the West Virginia Senate’s education reform package, Gov. Jim Justice asked lawmakers to quit sitting on his pay raise bill for teachers and school service personnel.

Justice held a press conference Tuesday afternoon hours after the House of Delegates killed Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill.

“That education bill is dead,” Justice said in the Governor’s Conference Room full of applauding teachers and school service personnel. “I’m glad of that.”

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