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February 16, 2022

Kathleen Stoll: Use Caution Before Stampeding Ahead on Tax Cuts (Opinion)

Charleston Gazette-Mail – The West Virginia legislative session reminds me of the Wild West. You never know what magic-show patent medicine will be hawked, or what bills will stampede through the committee corrals. Read the full op-ed.

I own six horses. Any warm spell means it’s time to saddle up. But, before throwing a saddle on a horse and riding off into the sunset, any cowboy will tell you it is wise to look over your horse carefully, pick the hooves and check for overall soundness. Or you can end up eating dust or worse.

Seems like the leadership in the Legislature ought to stop rushing to ride away on House Bill 4007 without really checking it out carefully. Especially if that bill could leave critical state services broken. Can we take the time to check for overall soundness?

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