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HIRING FREEZE
W.Va. governor to maintain freeze on hiring for executive agencies indefinitely

Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:09 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va.


Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss says a freeze on state government hiring will remain in effect indefinitely.

The mid-fiscal year freeze ordered by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin affects all non-essential state positions.

Kiss told media outlets Wednesday that the freeze saved the state an estimated $33 million in the previous fiscal year's second half. The freeze helped the state avoid ending the fiscal year in the red.

Kiss says the state began the new fiscal year Tuesday with a $3 million general revenue surplus. The surplus could grow to $40 million by the end of July due to better tax collections in June, excess money that agencies might not have spent and extra lottery funds.










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