Budget clock counts down to the end of session
There is still no budget from Legislature and the clock is ticking
CHARLESTON,WV— Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that his website will now feature a budget clock on the home page. The clock is a reminder that the House and Senate need to move quickly to pass a responsible budget before the legislative session ends on April 8.
Click here to see the Budget Clock on governor.wv.gov/clock.
Governor Justice has made it clear that there is zero reason for lawmakers to wait for a special session to finalize the budget. The Governor has put forward two budget proposals that will immediately create 48,000 jobs and not cripple West Virginia. So far, no plan has been presented from the House or Senate.
The clock will also be displayed outside the Governor’s reception room so lawmakers and visitors can see it everyday at the capitol.
“The clock is ticking, the session is almost halfway finished and the Legislature still hasn’t come up with a budget— I’ve already released two plans that put West Virginia on a pathway to prosperity,” said Governor Jim Justice. “This budget crisis won’t be solved by wasting time. I want the people of West Virginia to realize that the Legislature is on the clock and needs to get moving. The last thing we need is a long special session that wastes $35,000 a day.”