Published: Sat, April 15, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Physician assistants urge Justice to reverse veto

Physician assistants urge Justice to reverse veto

Jim Justice (yes, that's his real name) thinks his state's budget bill is a bunch of BS.

Addressing the media in the state capitol, Justice unveiled a series of props as he built up to his announcement. 'And we don't have a mayonnaise sandwich, ' he added, showing just that on dish number two.

He then uncovered the third tray to reveal a pile of papers covered in what Justice called "bull you-know-what" and promptly pulled out a pen to veto the bill.

The vetoed budget bill is a far cry from the outline Justice has pushed, according to West Virginia Metro News. Justice vetoed the bill later that day.

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"This is how I see it", Justice said.

"I hope and pray that the silliness will stop", he said.

A House analysis describes legislators' $4.1 billion general revenue budget as $60 million lower than the current budget. It is that, as written, the measure can not become effective until July 8 - a week after the fiscal year begins. "The Legislature delivered a responsible budget that controls spending and makes our state live within its means - a budget that received the support of an overwhelming majority of members in the Legislature".

House Speaker Tim Armstead, a Republican, did not appreciate Justice's theatrics - or the veto. "The majority of our members have heard the calls of the people they represent - they believe they are taxed enough already and simply can not afford to pay more for a government that continues to grow year after year". 484, could be the starting point for budget negotiations moving forward, said Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, a nonprofit policy research organization that has analyzed the budget proposals.

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