March 2nd, 2018 by
What Happens When Local Control is Inconvenient?

Charleston Gazette - We’ve all heard the phrase “local control.” It’s about putting the decision-making power in the hands of those who live, work, and play in our communities. We have heard lawmakers say that the “best government is the one that governs closest to the people.” Story link. 

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January 29th, 2018 by
Business tax cut helps out-of-state corporations, not WV

Charleston Gazette - State leaders are pushing for another large tax cut for corporations and they want you to pay for it. The constitutional amendment (SJR9) would phase out the industrial personal property tax on machinery, equipment, and inventory for manufacturing, coal mining, and natural gas and oil extraction. Link. 

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November 2nd, 2017 by
Ted Boettner: West Virginia deserves better tax reform

Huntington Herald-Dispatch/Williamson Daily News - Tax policy is one of the best ways to understand the values of our elected officials. It provides a clear indication of who they are working for, how they want to grow the economy, and how they plan to tackle some of our country's biggest problems. Read/Read  Last week, the U.S. Senate…

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June 4th, 2017 by
Ted Boettner: Senate Tax Plan is Upward Distribution (Gazette)

Charleston Gazette-Mail - “It’s kind of hard to sell ‘trickle down,’ so the supple-side formula was the only way to get a tax policy that was really ‘trickle down’…Kemp-Roth (the supply-side tax bill) was always a Trojan horse to bring down the top rate.” As some may remember, this quote is from David Stockman, President Reagan’s…

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May 26th, 2017 by
Linda Frame: (Wrong) CHOICE Act Would Hurt WV Consumers

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Congress could soon take up a dangerous piece of legislation that has the potential to cause immense harm to West Virginia working families and retirees, all in the name of lining the pockets of big banks and Wall Street billionaires. The so-called Financial CHOICE Act would radically roll back the rules put in…

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