Gov. Justice clears the air, all state employees get pay raise


​CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice said today his proposed 1 percent across the board pay raise for state employees will apply to everyone regardless of what revenue stream that they are compensated from.

“There seems to be some confusion as to my pay raise proposal,” said Gov. Justice. “Currently, 41 percent of state employees are paid through general fund accounts and the rest are paid by various special revenue or other accounts. Let me be clear, the 1 percent raise will apply to everyone on the state payroll and the funds will be put into the appropriate accounts to do just that.”

“This is no different than any other across the board pay raise that has been proposed by other Governors' in the past,” Gov. Justice added. “Again, the intent of the legislation is to give this raise to all state employees, period.”​​​

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