WVCBP in the News

November 4, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Here’s How West Virginia Amendment 2 Could Start a Complex Battle over Tax Policy

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald, Yahoo News - While there are four proposed amendments to the West Virginia constitution on voters’ ballots this year, one in particular has dominated state politics for months: Amendment Two, also known as the “Property Tax Modernization Amendment.” Read the full article. Public disagreements between Republican leaders in the state…

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November 2, 2022 by WVCBP
West Virginia Ballot Measure Has Local Officials ‘Very, Very Nervous’

Route Fifty - Republican lawmakers in West Virginia are asking the state’s voters next Tuesday to pass property tax cuts for businesses they say could attract more companies to the state.  Read the full article. The taxes on business property like machinery and inventory though are a significant source of funding for local governments in…

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November 1, 2022 by Kelly Allen
‘I feel hopeless’: Thousands of West Virginia Essential Workers Will Lose Child Care Subsidies as Federal Pandemic Relief Runs Out

Mountain State Spotlight, West Virginia Daily News, Beckley Register-Herald - Holland Cole grabs a tiny fist full of pink Play-Doh and kneads it. Next to her sits a box full of art supplies for sculpting trees, hearts, butterflies or anything a preschooler could desire. Her friend, 3-year-old Ayda James, molds purple and blue ponies, while…

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November 1, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Solid State Financial Trend is Grist for Tax Cut Debates as Election Ramps Up

West Virginia MetroNews - West Virginia state government’s monthly revenue report was way up again, this time going into the swirl of the election just a week away. Read the full article. State revenue for the month of October was almost $148 million ahead of estimates, according to a report distributed by the state Senate…

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October 30, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
Huntington City Council Votes to Denounce Amendment 2

Huntington Herald-Dispatch - The Huntington City Council voted to oppose Amendment 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot, despite Republican politicians’ criticism of the resolution. Read the full article. Amendment 2 asks West Virginia residents voting in the Nov. 8 election if they want to allow the Legislature to eliminate taxes on business inventory, equipment and…

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October 29, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
Community Forum Planned to Discuss Proposed Amendments

Huntington Herald-Dispatch - The West Virginia Legislature has proposed two amendments to the state constitution. In an effort to enhance awareness of the ballot issues, a community forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Duckworth Fellowship Hall at Full Gospel Assembly, 2101 10th Ave. in Huntington. Read the full article.…

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October 29, 2022 by WVCBP
Justice Again Warns Against Amendment 2

Wheeling Intelligencer - With two weeks until the Nov. 8 general election, Gov. Jim Justice spoke before a small crowd in Marshall County against Amendment 2, which he described as “backwards” for the people of the Mountain State. Read the full article. He also believes that his statewide tour warning people about the risks of…

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October 29, 2022 by WVCBP
So Many Questions, So Few Answers Out of Legislature

Beckley Register-Herald - On November 8, voters will have several constitutional amendments on the ballot spanning a wide range of issues. Most of them are controversial, but Amendment 2 is particularly concerning to many groups and organizations. Read the full article. Amendment 2, dubbed the Property Tax Modernization Amendment, gives the Legislature power to eliminate…

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October 27, 2022 by WVCBP
Weigh In: Are You Voting For or Against West Virginia Amendment 2?

WBOY - Amendment 2 is one of the most heated election topics in West Virginia this year. Here’s your chance to tell us what you think. Read the full article. It would give the West Virginia Legislature the authority to exempt machinery, equipment and inventory directly used in business activity and personal property tax on motor…

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