The offices are located in Dunbar, Elkins, Fairmont, Milton, Lewisburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Petersburg, Princeton and Wheeling.
"We can pick out three that are more productive than the others," he said. According to the legislative audit, the Dunbar, Petersburg and Princeton offices had the busiest workloads.
Also, the proposed budget calls for a $250,000 cut to senior center programs, a 22 percent reduction, to $898,132; and a $479,059 cut to in-home nutrition services, a 10.6 percent reduction, to $4.02 million.
Roswell said $100,000 of state funding for a West Virginia Helpline operated by AARP would be eliminated.
Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, said cutting senior services was disturbing.
"This is one of the first times we're actually here talking about cutting services with these budget cuts," he said.
"The bureau is a service-delivery agency," Roswell responded. "If we cut, that's what we end up cutting."
More than half of the bureau's total budget comes from state Lottery revenues, and Lottery funding in the 2014-15 budget is slated to drop $5.99 million to $46.92 million, he said.
Reach Phil Kabler at ph...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1220.