Governor Tomblin Exercises Veto Power over 2016 Budget

Yesterday Governor Tomblin announced his vetoes to the FY 2016 budget, which the legislature completed last week. As we went over here, the legislature increased the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $22.9 million, in turn increasing appropriations above the governor's recommendations in some areas, including higher education. With his veto, the governor has reduced the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $15.5 million, and has reduced a number of appropriations throughout the budget.

Notably, the governor vetoed $2.8 million from higher education and $1.1 million from the State Police. Below is a table with the full list of the governor's vetoes of the FY 2016 budget.

Agency

Line Item

Enrolled Budget

Vetoed Budget

Amount Vetoed

General Revenue

WV Development Office

WV High Tech Consortium

$300,000

$198,906

-$101,094

WV Development Office

Regional Contracting Assistance Center

$225,000

$208,215

-$16,785

State FFA-FHA Camp and Conference Center

Unclassified

$500,000

$0

-$500,000

State Department of Education

Hospitality Training

$319,005

$264,973

-$54,032

State Department of Education

Educational Program Allowance

$535,000

$516,250

-$18,750

State Aid for Schools

Adjustment

$718,168

$0

-$718,168

Education and the Arts Office of the Secretary

Educational Enhancements

$575,000

$200,000

-$375,000

Division of Health - Central Office

Primary Care Support

$6,000,000

$5,270,428

-$729,572

Division of Health - Central Office

Health Right Free Clinics

$3,000,000

$2,750,000

-$250,000

Division of Human Services

Children's Trust Fund - Transfer

$300,000

$220,000

-$80,000

WV State Police

Personal Services and Employee Benefits

$59,511,081

$59,000,000

-$511,081

WV State Police

Vehicle Purchase

$2,377,614

$2,000,000

-$377,614

WV State Police

Capital Outlay and Maintenance

$2,250,000

$2,000,000

-$250,000

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Personal Services and Employee Benefits

$1,876,828

$1,801,828

-$75,000

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Unclassified

$200,000

$180,000

-$20,000

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Veterans' Field Offices

$288,345

$268,345

-$20,000

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Veterans' Nursing Home

$6,004,913

$5,941,038

-$63,875

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Veterans' Reeducation Assistance

$39,502

$29,502

-$10,000

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Veterans' Grant Program

$150,000

$100,000

-$50,000

Department of Veterans' Assistance

Veterans Cemetary

$583,263

$373,263

-$210,000

New River Community and Technical College

Total

$5,676,500

$5,641,703

-$34,797

Pierpont Community & Technical College

Total

$7,664,596

$7,530,761

-$133,835

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Total

$4,949,710

$4,607,544

-$342,166

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Total

$1,887,174

$1,881,834

-$5,340

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Total

$8,203,924

$8,203,924

$0

West Virginia Northern Community and Technical College

Total

$7,099,616

$7,075,033

-$24,583

West Virginia University - Parkersburg

Total

$10,094,237

$9,788,994

-$305,243

Bridgevalley community and technical college

Total

$7,739,898

$7,719,911

-$19,987

WVU - School of Medicine Medical School Fund

WVU-School of Health Sciences

$16,711,414

$16,163,439

-$547,975

WVU - General Admin Fund

Jackson's Mill

$307,713

$247,549

-$60,164

Marshall University - School of Medicine

Forensic Lab

$415,000

$250,411

-$164,589

Marshall University - School of Medicine

Center for Rural Health

$275,000

$165,037

-$109,963

Marshall University - General Admin Fund

Luke Lee Listening Language and Learning Lab

$175,000

$105,000

-$70,000

WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

School of Osteopathic Medicine

$7,458,334

$7,008,276

-$450,058

Bluefield State College

Total

$5,823,680

$5,815,119

-$8,561

Shepherd University

Total

$9,921,556

$9,831,330

-$90,226

West Liberty University

Total

$8,198,329

$8,196,740

-$1,589

West Virginia State University 

Total

$10,733,691

$10,307,141

-$426,550

Special Revneue

Office of Secretary - Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund

Medical Services Trust fund - transfer

$22,928,928

$14,792,331

-$8,136,597

Excess Lottery

Division of Human Services

Medical Services 

$16,422,140

$14,422,140

-$2,000,000


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