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Sen. Manchin applauds West Virginia lawmakers for agreement on teacher pay raise

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WASHINGTON, DC (WVVA) -

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin thanks all teachers and service personnel and credits them for "standing up, standing strong, and keeping our state's young people at the forefront of this fight."

Sen. Manchin released the following statement after West Virginia Senate passes a compromise bill giving state workers a five percent pay raise effective July 1, 2018.

 “This is great news for West Virginia students, educators and all state employees. I applaud the Governor, and Democratic and Republican legislators for coming to this solution. And I thank our teachers and school service personnel, who absolutely are to be credited for this milestone – by standing up, standing strong, and keeping our state’s young people at the forefront of this fight. I have always said that our priorities should reflect our values and this compromise illustrates that West Virginia’s children are our priority. This is a solid investment in West Virginia’s education system and all of the services our state employees provide which includes our law enforcement officers. This goes hand in hand with West Virginia’s economy and our efforts to create jobs. We have put our state back in play.”

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