Tax and Budget

April 3, 2021 by WVCBP
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Calls for Tax Reform Summit

The Intelligencer: Wheeling News-Register - Gov. Jim Justice on Friday called for a “summit meeting” with House and Senate members of both parties on the proposals to eliminate the state income tax. Read the full article. The summit would be held noon Monday at the Cultural Center, Justice said during his coronavirus update Friday morning. It would…

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April 2, 2021 by Kelly Allen
State Community Organizations Ask for Rejection of Any Current Tax Plans

West Virginia MetroNews - As the 2021 West Virginia regular legislative session heads into its final week, dozens of citizens stood outside the state Capitol in brisk weather Friday to protest how tax and budget proposals could affect people’s lives. Read the full article. State community organizations, including the West Virginia Center on Budget &…

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April 1, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Citizens Group Plan Rally in Charleston Against Cutting Income Tax

WVNS - Leaders from multiple state community organizations are calling on people against the plan to cut the state income tax to a rally at the Capitol Circle at 11 a.m. April 2 in Charleston. Read the full article. Governor Jim Justice, the state House of Representatives, and Senate each put together their own plan…

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April 1, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Organization Completes Analysis of Senate Income Tax Plan

WSAZ - The completely rewritten West Virginia Senate version of the state personal income tax elimination plan was introduced on the chamber floor Thursday morning. Read the full article. An analysis of the proposal by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy found that it will provide tax cuts for the wealthy while increasing taxes and forcing budget…

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April 1, 2021 by WVCBP
Groups Push to Reject WV Bills Seen as Punitive

Public News Service - Advocates for impoverished people are urging West Virginia lawmakers to oppose two bills being heard in a House committee Thursday, that they claim punish low-income people and drug users. Read the full article. Senate Bill 387 would make permanent a pilot program that screens recipients of the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,…

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April 1, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Groups Gird for Conflict Over Three West Virginia Tax Plans

West Virginia MetroNews - As the governor and two chambers of the Legislature push for differing big tax plans, citizen groups are weighing in on them. Read the full article. State community organizations plan a community rally and press conference at 11 a.m. Friday on the north side outside the Capitol to call on legislators…

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March 30, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Natural Gas Property Tax Cut Crosses Over to the Senate

A bill recently passed by the West Virginia House seeks to change how natural gas property is valued for property tax purposes and would impact local governments throughout the state. The bill, HB 2581, stems from a recent West Virginia Supreme Court case challenging how the State Tax Department calculates production expenses on natural gas…

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