Physician assistants are urging Gov. Jim Justice to withdraw his veto of legislation that would revise their scope of practice in West Virginia and authorize they work in collaboration rather than under supervision of a doctor.
At the end of the press conference, Justice provided some theatrics in describing the politics going on in the state Capitol.
"We don't have a nothing burger today".
"We all should take ownership for this, but what we have is nothing more than bunch of political bull you-know-what", he said as he revealed the state budget covered with a large amount of animal excrement.
According to WV Metro News, the $4.1 billion bill "included an increase in the consumer sales tax, a B&O tax on businesses and a rich man's tax".
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'We don't have a nothingburger today, ' Justice said, uncovering one platter to reveal an empty hamburger bun. It would also apply $90 million from the state's rainy day fund to close a projected budget deficit.
The $4.102 billion budget passed the Senate 22-12 on April 8.
The veto means the Legislature will have to be called into special session to pass a budget.
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, House Speaker Tim Armstead chided the governor for vetoing a "responsible budget" and said many of his members oppose the calls for tax hikes.
Carmichael said he was disappointed with the veto, but the veto was not unexpected.
Stay classy, West Virginia ... stay classy ... "I truly believe tax reform is a bold way to move West Virginia forward, and I hope we will have the support of the House of Delegates and the governor to achieve this goal".