CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a statewide walkout by teachers in West Virginia over pay and benefits:
10:55 a.m.
With the state Senate scheduled to reconvene shortly, the Senate clerk says in a tweet that legislation with the 5 percent pay raise for teachers, school service personnel and state troopers has been received and will go first to the Senate Finance Committee.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a statewide walkout by teachers in West Virginia over pay and benefits (all times local):
10:55 a.m.
With the state Senate scheduled to reconvene shortly, the Senate clerk says in a tweet that legislation with the 5 percent pay raise for teachers, school service personnel and state troopers has been received and will go first to the Senate Finance Committee.
It was approved by the House 98-1 Wednesday night.
It's accompanied by a revised tax revenue estimate from Gov. Jim Justice, who says that will pay for next year's raises.
Senate President Mitch Carmichael on Wednesday expressed skepticism over the suddenly revised estimate for $58 million additional tax money in the next fiscal year, saying senators will review it.
The governor's office cited increased sales and income taxes from the state's road rebuilding program and future bond sales "and positive feedback associated with federal tax reform."
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9 a.m.
Thousands of West Virginia teachers have returned to the state Capitol to pressure lawmakers to push through new pay raises for them.
Public schools were canceled in all 55 West Virginia counties Thursday, the day they originally were scheduled to return to the classroom.
The House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a 5 percent pay raise for teachers in the first year. The Senate is expected to consider it Thursday.
Senate President Mitch Carmichael has expressed skepticism about Gov. Jim Justice's suddenly higher projected tax revenues that would pay for the pay boosts.
Middle school teacher Jacob Staggers of Morgantown says union leaders and state officials had expected teachers to return to work, but he says "we're not just going to go back on good faith."
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1 a.m.
West Virginia's House has OK'd a 5 percent pay raise negotiated by the governor to end a walkout by the state's teachers. Nonetheless, school classrooms in all 55 counties are to remain closed Thursday.
House approval of Gov. Jim Justice's proposed raise came on a 98-1 vote Wednesday evening. It now goes to the Senate for consideration during the day. But Senate President Mitch Carmichael has expressed skepticism about projected tax increases the governor says will help fund pay raises.
Hundreds of teachers have gathered for days at the state Capitol in Charleston, protesting what they say is among the lowest teacher pay in the country. They also are complaining about projected increases in their health insurance costs.