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.
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He also believes that his statewide tour warning people about the risks of that amendment is making a difference in the way people think about it.
In the 19th stop on his statewide tour against Amendment 2, Justice and Dave Hardy, cabinet secretary of the state Department of Revenue, spoke at the Marshall County Courthouse in Moundsville to stump against the proposed tax amendment. Amendment 2 would provide the Legislature with the authority to exempt tangible machinery and equipment used in business activity, as well as the personal property tax on motor vehicles paid by individuals. It also would give the Legislature spending control over 27% of all property taxes collected.
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