Wheeling News-Register, Weirton Daily Times – Gov. Jim Justice has set out around the state touting his plan to cut state personal income tax by 50% over the next three years, but a West Virginia policy research group on Thursday cautioned that such a plan would not benefit those among the state’s most vulnerable.
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Kelly Allen, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, discussed ways her group believes Justice’s plan could undermine investments in programs and services that support families, workers, and small businesses. Allen was invited by the Ohio County Family Resource Network to speak at West Virginia Northern Community College.
Justice is promoting House Bill 2526, which passed overwhelmingly in the House of Delegates and, and is urging the state Senate to pass it as well.