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Officials Don't Foresee Payroll Issues With Delayed Budget

William Alexander
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West Virginia officials don't foresee any issues setting up state employee payroll in time for the long-delayed budget that starts July 1.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley-Brown says the changes to the wvOASIS computer system should be ready in time.

Officials had expressed concerns that it may take a couple weeks to input changes into the system after a budget was approved.

Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the new budget Friday. The GOP-led Legislature passed it last week during a 17-day special session.

Lawmakers couldn't craft a budget during the 60-plus-day regular session earlier this year, when they found out revenues would be even worse because of the declining coal industry and low natural gas prices.

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