Tax and Budget

June 5, 2024 by Kelly Allen
Tax Cut Trigger Likely to Be Hit in August; Could Total $18M Revenue Drop for FY 2025

West Virginia Watch, Beckley Register-Herald, Times West Virginian - As August approaches, state leaders are still uncertain about what the impact could be of the impending trigger that could — depending on revenue collections — bring an end to the state’s personal income tax and, in turn, a budget deficit of unknown proportions. Read the…

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May 30, 2024 by Kelly Allen
Special Session Leaves Critical Budget Questions Unanswered

Earlier this month, state lawmakers met in Charleston for a special session mostly to allocate funding for budget needs that were shorted when they passed the state budget in March. Of 15 bills passed, 12 dealt with appropriations and state spending, with lawmakers continuing a troubling trend of using one-time surplus funds to pay for…

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May 21, 2024 by WVCBP
Lawmakers Volley Over Best Means Of Medicaid Funding Transparency

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - The West Virginia House of Delegates refused to concur with the state Senate’s amendment to Senate Bill 1001 in a late-night session Monday. Read the full article. Senate Bill 1001 and its counterpart, House Bill 101, aim to restore funding to the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services, focused…

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May 17, 2024 by WVCBP
Lawmakers Will Gavel in for Special Session on Human Services Funding, Surplus Spending

West Virginia MetroNews - West Virginia lawmakers expect to convene for a special session starting Sunday, focusing on the state’s level of funding for human services plus additional surplus spending priorities. Read the full article. The expectation is that the special session will gavel in late Sunday afternoon with the likelihood of continuing into Monday.…

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