Tax and Budget

February 2, 2024 by Kelly Allen
This Tech Titan Wants to Turn West Virginia Into a ‘Start-Up State’

New York Times - John Chambers grew up in West Virginia and went on to run what was once the world’s most valuable company, the computer networking firm Cisco Systems Inc. Now he is trying to help economically lagging West Virginia by making it a “start-up state” akin to Israel, which has been called the start-up nation.…

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January 29, 2024 by Sean O'Leary
FY 2025 Budget Overview

Earlier this month, the Governor unveiled his proposed FY 2025 budget, which is now in the hands of the Legislature to review, amend, and pass. Proposed and enacted tax cuts continue to crowd out long-needed spending priorities in Governor Justice's budget, which once again relies on one-time surplus revenue that will likely soon dry up…

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January 29, 2024 by Sean O'Leary
Balancing the State Budget on Inside West Virginia Politics

WOWK - On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about the budget, the Charleston State of the City address, the roadblocks to Governor Justice’s budget proposal and Charleston’s Restaurant Week. Watch the full segment. In Segment One, we talk to West Virginia District 1 Representative Carol Miller (R) about how she…

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January 29, 2024 by Kelly Allen
Budgets, Taxes And Clean Energy Jobs On This West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - On this West Virginia Morning, state lawmakers are mulling over countless tax proposals that would directly affect West Virginians and their wallets. On Friday’s episode of The Legislature Today, Randy Yohe spoke with House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and Kelly Allen, the executive director at the West Virginia Center on Budget &…

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January 26, 2024 by Kelly Allen
A Talk Of Budgets And Taxes

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - On this episode of The Legislature Today, lawmakers are mulling over countless tax proposals that would directly affect West Virginians and their wallets. Randy Yohe sat down with Kelly Allen, the executive director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, to discuss budgets…

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January 25, 2024 by Sean O'Leary
Budget Battle Brewing in West Virginia

WOWK - A storm is brewing over West Virginia’s proposed state budget for the coming year. Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) says his numbers are solid, but critics aren’t so sure. Read the full article. We are just 16 days into the legislative session, so the number crunching will continue for several more weeks. In his…

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January 21, 2024 by Kelly Allen
Justice’s Legislative Agenda Includes Three More Tax Break Proposals

West Virginia MetroNews - Following on the heels of a big personal income tax cut, Gov. Jim Justice has proposed three more tax breaks. Read the full article. West Virginia lawmakers will now need to make a calculation about whether the state can afford to embrace the proposals. The state’s 21.25 personal property tax cut…

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January 14, 2024 by Kelly Allen
More Tax Cut Triggers and Other Reductions are Disturbances in the State Financial Force

West Virginia MetroNews - Officials considering Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed $5.22 billion general revenue budget will also need to take into account a few variables. Those could have such weight that officials are projecting state revenue will dip slightly over the next several years. Read the full article. One factor is the possibility that West…

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