Back to School: State leaders reach deal to end W.Va. teachers strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers unanimously approved 5 percent pay raises for teachers and troopers on Tuesday after the governor reached a deal to end a teacher walkout that shuttered the state’s schools for nine days.

With striking teachers looking on, the House of Delegates passed the pay raise for teachers, school service personnel and state troopers on a 99-0 vote, and the Senate followed, voting 34-0.

“I believe in you and I love our kids,” Gov. Jim Justice said.

More in Wednesday’s edition of The Review.

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