Sunday, March 20, 2016

WV Governor Gives Legislators an Excuse


Considering how much grief the legislative leadership has given him this session, it was awfully generous of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to give the Legislature an out on the budget bill debacle last week by releasing new revenue estimates that show the 2016-17 budget is even farther in the red than was projected in January.

That allowed legislators to throw up their hands and feign surprise that the state’s budget woes are so bad, and agree to have Tomblin call them back into special session later this spring to deal with the matter.