Justice Extends West Virginia Legislative Session

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice says he’s extending the legislative session through Sunday to give lawmakers additional time to pass a budget.

The Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled House and Senate have yet to resolve their respective budget and tax proposals for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

The 60-day session was scheduled to end this week.

Justice says he’s issued a proclamation as required by the state constitution and extending the session by a day.

He says he holds out hope they can reach an agreement.