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April 9, 2021

West Virginia Weighs Income Tax Cut to Stem Population Loss

Associated Press, Times West Virginian, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Star – With West Virginia about to lose another congressional seat because of steady population decline, some Republican lawmakers are convinced a massive income tax cut is the key to reversing the trend. But figuring out how to do that without harming the state’s most vulnerable or punching a massive hole in the budget has proven complicated. Read the full article.

An effort to forge a compromise on how to pay for the tax cut hit a major roadblock Friday.

Heading into the last weekend of the 2021 legislative session, Republican Gov. Jim Justice said the House of Delegates won’t take up his bill, which narrowly won approval in the Senate.

“It surely closes the door for now,” Justice told reporters Friday. “I heard the door slam really, really hard when the House said we’re not taking it up.”

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