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West Virginia: Special Session Adjourns
June 15, 2016

Lawmakers concluded a seventeen-day special session yesterday after approving a $4.18 billion state budget that includes a new special reserve fund to alleviate the impact of rising state pension premium hikes. Legislators also approved a 65-cent per-pack tobacco tax increase, $120 million in spending cuts, a $70 million appropriation from the rainy day fund, and a provision to allow first-time DUI offenders to participate in an alcohol ignition interlock program.

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