Budget Woes In West Virginia

Charleston, WV — Officials in West Virginia are preparing for a potential $100 million cut to the state budget. Revenue department secretary Dave Hardy said Governor Jim Justice has asked the agency to prepare for the possible cut, saying they want to be ready for all fiscal scenarios. The move comes after Governor Justice quietly announced that the state came in nearly $30 million under its revenue estimates in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Hardy says officials have had 21 budget hearing in the last two months where agencies have been asked to find areas that could be cut. Hardy says no specific number of cuts have been determined.