Associated Press, US News, Martinsville Bulletin, WV News, Middletown Press, Bristol Herald Courier, Tulsa World, WVVA, Flipboard, Chron, – West Virginia Republicans’ attempt to cut the state income tax took a key step forward after the state Senate narrowly approved a measure on Wednesday night. Read the full article.
But its fate remains uncertain in the House of Delegates, despite a Republican supermajority. More conservative lawmakers have previously signaled opposition to raising excise taxes on coal and energy companies to help offset cutting the income tax, which in total brings in about 40% of the state’s revenue.
The Senate passed its bill 18-16, with five Republicans joining all 11 Democrats in voting against it. Republican Gov. Jim Justice cheered the outcome.
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