CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After waiting more than a month, West Virginia's Legislature is ready to trim nearly $200 million from the state's next budget.
The House and Senate return Tuesday to amend and pass the multibillion-dollar spending plan that takes effect July 1.
Lawmakers chose to wait until after their regular session ended in April, to get a clearer picture of the recession-rocked economy.
Gov. Joe Manchin vetoed 20 bills during that session. Legislators expect to fix errors found in at least some of them and pass new versions.
The senators and delegates have given themselves until June 6 to complete this extended session. If they finish early, Manchin wants to follow with a special session to revisit additional regular session bills that failed.
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