Tax and Budget

September 29, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Harrison County Commission Estimates Revenue Loss of More than $18 Million if Amendment 2 is Passed in West Virginia

WBOY - This November, Amendment 2 will be on the ballot for voters in West Virginia, and the Harrison County Commission is concerned. Read the full article. Amendment 2 would give the state legislature the ability to exempt 27% of tangible personal property taxes for vehicles owned by individuals and businesses used for strictly business purposes.…

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September 28, 2022 by WVCBP
Marion Co., West Virginia, Commissioners Sign Resolution Against Amendment 2

WV News - Two of Marion County’s three county commissioners last week signed a resolution against the state’s proposed Amendment 2. Not all of the commissioners agreed on the amendment’s potential impact. Read the full article. If approved by state voters in the Nov. 8 general election, Amendment 2 would give the Legislature the authority…

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September 28, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Amendment 2 May Negatively Impact Levy-funded Services

WDTV - There are 4 amendments on the ballot for West Virginians this November with 1 in particular drawing controversy. Read the full article. It’s Amendment 2 and many people are still unsure of what exactly it does. 5′s John Blashke helps break it down and tells us what Harrison County officials are saying about…

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September 27, 2022 by Sean O'Leary, Kelly Allen
Five Takeaways from the WV Manufacturers Association’s Flawed Amendment 2 Study

Earlier this month, the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) released a report in support of Amendment 2, which would give the state legislature the authority to exempt business machinery, equipment, and inventory from property taxes. While the WVMA claims the report bolsters the case for Amendment 2, it contains several flaws and misleading assumptions that…

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September 27, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
Ohio County Schools Could Be Out $7 Million Annually If Amendment 2 Passes

The Intelligencer - If proposed Amendment 2 in West Virginia passes on Nov. 8, Ohio County Schools stands to lose about 9% of its yearly budget — or an expected $7 million annually, according to a member of a Charleston-based public policy organization. Read the full article. Seth DiStefano, policy outreach director for the West…

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September 26, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
Marion County School Board Briefed on Potential Impact of Amendments 2 and 4

Times West Virginian, Darik News - While other public boards are taking a stance for or against Amendment 2, Marion County School Board seeks to inform and educate. Read the full article. Wednesday afternoon, board members met for a special work session to educate the public and themselves on the potential impact Amendment 2 could…

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September 23, 2022 by WVCBP
Commission Sets Town Hall Tax Meeting

The Intermountain - The Randolph County Commission will host a Public Town Hall Meeting regarding Constitutional Amendment 2, which will be decided on by West Virginia voters in November’s General Election. Read the full article. The meeting will be Wednesday at 4-H Camp Pioneer in the Assembly Hall building and is scheduled to get under…

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September 22, 2022 by WVCBP
Marion County Commission Stands Opposed to Amendment 2

Times West Virginian - The Marion County Commission has joined with numerous other counties and municipalities across West Virginia to oppose Amendment 2. Read the full article. Wednesday at its meeting, the commission voted 2-1 to sign a resolution cementing the county’s opposition to the controversial constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in…

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September 21, 2022 by WVCBP
Brooke Commission, School Officials Anticipate PRO Agreement

Weirton Daily Times - After meeting for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon, Brooke County officials and leaders of the local school district appeared hopeful that an agreement can be reached soon on the financing of prevention resource officers for local schools. Read the full article. Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Crook described the meeting as “positive…

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September 20, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Marion County Becomes West Virginia’s Ninth Purple Star District

Times West Virginian - Respect for the military is a core value for Marion County. Read the full article. Monday evening, Marion County Schools recognized the remaining seven schools in the county who received the distinction as a Purple Star School. Every school in the county has now received the award, making Marion County one…

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