WOWK – Governor Jim Justice began the discussion when he had a bill introduced that would phase out the state income tax over four years, but it would raise the consumer sales from 6 percent to 7.9 percent. Read the full article.
The State Senate also put forth a similar bill to phase out the income tax in four years, but its sales tax would be higher at 8.5 percent. The Senate also added a 2.5 percent tax on food bought at grocery stores, but that idea may be the poison pill.
“Absolutely, without any question, I am not for any level of food tax. Because I think that really, really hurts our people who are really having a tough way to go,” said Gov. Jim Justice, (R) West Virginia.
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