Tomblin Calls for Extended Session for Budget
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is calling for the Republican-led Legislature to stay for an extended budget session.
State lawmakers received the message Thursday for the budget session, which has been standard practice. The Legislature's 60-day regular session ends Saturday.
Tomblin has called for the budget session to conclude Wednesday at the latest.
Tomblin's proposed budget anticipates using $15.5 million from the state's Rainy Day Fund. It doesn't include tax increases.
It's the Legislature's job to pass a balanced budget. Tomblin can make line-items vetoes in the spending plan that lawmakers pass.