An editorial from The Register-Herald
BECKLEY, W.Va. — We all knew that a proposed budget that leaned heavily on the state’s Rainy Day Fund wasn’t going to pass muster with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, and we should be getting word any day now of his veto on that fatally flawed $4 billion budget.
It is a veto that we wholeheartedly support.
State lawmakers pushed through a 2017 budget late last week that used $182 million from the Rainy Day Fund to close a yawning $271 million deficit. Tomblin had previously said anything north of $90 million from the state’s savings account was going above and beyond what he could approve. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what the GOP controlled House and Senate did — in spades…