CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A committee in West Virginia’s Senate has advanced a proposal that would give public school teachers, school service workers and state police troopers across-the-board pay raises of $2,300.
The proposal passed the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and would replace the average 5% pay raises initiated by Republican Gov. Jim Justice.
The bill now goes before the full Senate.
The proposal is specifically for state employees whose salaries are set in a pay schedule in the state code. A pay increase for other state employees would be subject to an appropriation in the state budget.
There is a $115 million fiscal note for the raises for all state employees.