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January 6, 2023

West Virginia’s Surplus is Misleading, State Budget Center Says

Cumberland Times-News – The record surplus touted by state leadership isn’t all that it seems, Seth DiStefano of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy told a group of citizens at the Mineral County Courthouse on Wednesday evening.

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DiStefano, who previously visited the courthouse in October for a presentation on the now-defeated Amendment 2, spoke for roughly an hour about the way the state’s surplus has been presented versus the Center for Budget and Policy’s interpretation of the data.

While state leaders, including Gov. Jim Justice, have boasted of a record $1.308 billion surplus, DiStefano said that figure is “a mirage.”

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