Public News Service – Some of West Virginia’s lawmakers are proposing abolishing the state’s personal income tax during this year’s legislative session, and social-services advocates say the move would be devastating for children and families. Read the full article.
Jim McKay, state coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia, said the lost income would total more than $2 billion, forcing major cuts to state agencies, including the Bureau for Children and Families.
The state’s child protective services division is still struggling to catch up from budget cuts during the Great Recession, he added.
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