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West Virginia Senate may put public worker pay raise, education overhauls in same bill


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s proposed education overhauls, like charter schools and reducing seniority’s role in employment, might be rolled into a single bill that also includes the promised 5 percent pay raise for public school employees.

“We’re very much leaning in that direction,” Carmichael, R-Jackson, said Friday.

He called it “comprehensive” education reform, and said the legislation probably would be filed sometime this week.

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