On Saturday, the House voted 82-17 for the Senate version that allows only a judge to waive parental notification.
Minority Leader Roman Prezioso and other Democrats said the $41.5 million cut to higher education would hurt WVU and other state schools. The first bracket begins January 1, 2018 and calls for taking personal income tax down 20 percent of its current rate.
The Governor said the Senate is expected to take up the compromise plan Saturday night.
He proposed increasing the gasoline tax by 4.5 cents a gallon and raising some Department of Motor Vehicle fees and expressway tolls to support bonds issued over four years.
Wheeling officials have estimate the city receives more than $1 million in tax revenue from the racetrack.
Carmichael said the difference is between spending and the House's position and that the Senate was negotiating with House leadership to lower their budget. He has approved a one-day special session on Sunday.
He says he holds out hope they can reach an agreement.
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He also wants to talk about Chinese trade practices, which he talked much about during his presidential campaign. Others in the crowd, wearing red and waving US and Chinese flags, were there in support of China's leader.
"It's very important for us to put a budget before the governor", Carmichael said.
With the Senate standing pat on a "live within our means" budget with no new taxes, that could involve raiding that amount of money out of the state Rainy Day emergency reserve funds. For one, he indicated funding for Save Our State fund had been removed. Justice said he was pessimistic about the budget situation for the last three days but his view changed at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Senate did not act on Senate Bill 484, which would lower the sales tax rate and eliminate certain exemptions.
"Some of the House amendments to the bill are concerning, but it still has the potential to provide relief to thousands of seriously ill West Virginians", said Matt Simon of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), who is a West Virginia native and graduate of West Virginia University.
Proponents of the bill said the subsidy, which, according to a legislative study, accounts for 95 percent of racing purses, is unsustainable in the face of a $500 million budget deficit.
Both houses voted to end $14 million in annual support for greyhound racing at the state's two tracks.