Tomblin's order for a 7.5 percent budget cut to most state agencies prevented any large disparities, White and Prezioso said.
There were a few line items cut altogether and some issues slashed by more than 7.5 percent, but Prezioso said none were cropped by more than 14 percent. As expected, Higher education institutions took a 9 percent cut, Prezioso said.
There was a 10 percent cut to fairs and festivals. There was also a 5 percent cut to personal services at the Department of Education included in Tomblin's education measure passed this year. Committee staff said the cut would be redistributed within the department.
There were questions about funding related to in-home care services for senior citizens. White said the committee "backfilled" the item, moving money from the Local Economic Development Assistance fund and others to provide those services.
"We just think, if we can keep seniors in their homes and keep them out of nursing homes, that it's a cost savings and obviously a better standard of living and care for individuals who are staying in their homes," Prezioso said.
The conference committee met for about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon before unanimously approving the budget report. The full House reconvenes at 3 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to pass the budget with changes made by the committee.
The Senate meets at 5 p.m. and is expected to do the same.
The bill would then have to go back to the House for final approval before heading to the governor. Both White and Prezioso expected the measure to pass by 7 pm.