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Bray comments on West Virginia's budget

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We have lived pretty large over the last few years as revenue from the gambling industry filled state coffers.

It seems those days are over. As new casinos come online in other places, the picture being painted is not pretty. 

Quite simply, we'll have less money coming. By some estimates, a lot less.

Now is the time for our elected leaders to take a long, hard look at our budget and make a choice – do we repeat the mistakes of the past and do what we've always done or do we transform our budget, utilize our resources correctly and take a bold step toward a better West Virginia.