West Virginia roadways, Medicaid and environmental programs would benefit from pending spending measures this legislative session.
Lawmakers are looking at several proposals that together would increase the current budget by around $400 million.
These bills include more than $100 million for Medicaid. This health care program is a driving force behind state budget growth.
Another measure would increase state road funding by $78 million. Its focus includes paving for secondary roads and a pair of projects on Interstate 64.
The proposals also would provide $50 million for the Department of Environmental Protection. Some of that money would aid regulation of Marcellus shale natural gas drilling.The Senate Finance Committee voted Monday to torpedo one item. It proposed $3 million for the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.