WV Teacher Strike: Senate Passes Pay Raise Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 3/6/18 @ 1:05 p.m. The West Virginia Senate has approved the conference committee report on House Bill 4145 that would give teachers, service personnel and state police a five percent pay raise.

The approval vote was unanimous with a 34-0 vote.

Before voting, Senators shared comments on the process to get to Tuesday. Senator Charles Trump, R-Morgan, said he knows people were frustrated with how long the process takes but he says Senators needed to make sure they could afford everything before making this enormous investment.

Senator John Unger, D-Berkeley, said we have to continue to make education a top priority in the state. He then thanked the teachers for their time at the Capitol.

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