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January 4, 2014

West Virginia Government Grows, Shrinks

The State Journal – When the West Virginia Capitol was completed in 1932, it housed every office of state government. Read

Every single office of state government … in one building. That’s unthinkable today.

Barring another mid-year budget adjustment, West Virginia state government is an $11.47 billion enterprise that employs about 43,000 people directly and an unknown number indirectly.

While the size of the federal government is debated endlessly among progressives, conservatives and libertarians, the size of state government here in West Virginia is seldom discussed. When The State Journal asked several people for their thoughts about the size of state government, many were hard pressed to answer, as they had not thought about it.

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