W.Va. Governor Justice signs teacher pay raise bill


Hundreds of teachers and school personnel sit outside on the steps of the Capitol in Charleston, W.V., on Monday, March 5, 2018; the eighth day of the statewide teacher’s strike. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

UPDATE (3:55 p.m. 3/6/18) (WOWK):

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has signed a bill giving a pay raise to West Virginia State Police, public school teachers and school service personnel.

The groups in the bill will be getting a five percent pay raise.

Both the West Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate passed  House Bill 4145 earlier Tuesday.

UPDATE (1 p.m. 3/6/18) (WVNS):

The West Virginia Senate has voted unanimously to approve a five percent pay raise for all public employees. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Jim Justice. 

Justice has planned a news conference for 3 p.m. a the State Culture Center.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement regarding the deal:

“This is great news for West Virginia students, educators and all state employees. I applaud the Governor, and Democratic and Republican legislators for coming to this solution. And I thank our teachers and school service personnel, who absolutely are to be credited for this milestone – by standing up, standing strong, and keeping our state’s young people at the forefront of this fight. I have always said that our priorities should reflect our values and this compromise illustrates that West Virginia’s children are our priority. This is a solid investment in West Virginia’s education system and all of the services our state employees provide which includes our law enforcement officers. This goes hand in hand with West Virginia’s economy and our efforts to create jobs. We have put our state back in play.”

UPDATE (11:50 a.m. 3/6/18) (WVNS):

The West Virginia House of Delegates has unanimously voted to approve a 5-percent pay raise for all public employees.  The also voted to have the raise to begin on July 1.

UPDATE (10:45 a.m. 3/6/18) (WVNS):

The conference committee has voted to approve a 5-percent pay raise for all West Virginia state employees.  The measure now goes back to the legislative houses for approval.


West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says that a deal has been reached on a pay raise for teachers in West Virginia.

According to Governor Justice, the teacher’s will be getting a five percent pay raise.

He also says that he and his staff have made additional cuts which will give all State employees in West Virginia a five percent raises well.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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