CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Three Republican Delegates in West Virginia want to take $10 million of the State’s $200 Million surplus to help build the border wall.
13 News is working for you to see how far $10 million can stretch in the state.
On Amazon right now you can get a brand new algebra one textbook for $88.51. At that price, the state could buy 112,981 brand new books for students.
Sticking with Amazon, a box of 150 brand new pencils costs around $11. So, West Virginia could buy more than 136 million pencils
They could award more than 2,000 students with the max dollar amount for the Promise scholarship, or they could pay tuition and university fees for almost 300 West Virginia kids at West Virginia University for 4 whole years.
If the average cost to fix a single pothole is around $300, then the mountain state could fix a roughly 33,334 of them.
A dose of generic naloxone costs around $40. So West Virginia could buy 250,000 doses.
According to the latest US census data, the state could buy every single West Virginian two Ron biscuits and a large sweet tea from Tudors. And that’s factoring in the 2 for 4 deal on Rons.
And for the political junkies, former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allan Loughry spent $32,000 taxpayers dollars on a blue suede couch for his office. Well for $10 million the state could buy 312.5 of those luxurious couches.
Right now most estimates have the Border wall coming in at $20-million-per mile. So West Virginia taxpayer’s dollars could buy roughly a half-mile of the more than *2,000-mile-project. Let’s note, a half-mile would not even build a border wall around the West Virginia capitol complex.