West Virginia Amendment Two passes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Voters in West Virginia have decided 'yes' to have judicial budget oversight.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, 72 percent of voters voted for Amendment Two with 96 percent of precincts reporting, while 28 percent voted against.
Amendment Two was proposed after our Eyewitness News iTeam investigation into extravagant spending at the West Virginia Supreme Court.
The amendment would give lawmakers the authority to decrease the size of the judicial branch's budget by 15 percent in a single year. To decrease any more than that, two-thirds of lawmakers in the House and Senate would have to approve.
Currently, West Virginia is the only state in the country that has no judicial budget oversight.