Denied Relief, W.Va. Schools Ready to Sue
West Virginia will likely be sued by most — if not all — of its 55 county school boards, after the Legislature shot down Gov. Joe Manchin's offer of short-term relief from retiree health costs.
At least 49 of the boards had earlier voted in favor of a lawsuit, in their ongoing dispute with state accounting rules for "other post-employment benefits," said Richard Olcutt, president of their association.
In the wake of Manchin's failed special session proposal, they will meet at the end of...
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