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June 19, 2022

Amendment Could Affect Local Budgets by More than $500 Million, County Officials Say

West Virginia MetroNews – A property tax amendment on state ballots this fall could lead to an effect of more than $500 million, an association of county officials has concluded.

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A working group representing county governments came up with that number. Jonathan Adler, the executive director of the West Virginia Association of Counties, presented the conclusion to state lawmakers at interim meetings this week and then spoke about the financial effect on MetroNews’ “Talkline.”

In 2021, he said, the total figure for taxes that could be affected by the amendment was $515 million across the state. The conclusion is that future years would reflect a similar figure, if not more.

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