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Analysis: Evaluate Tax Breaks to Help Shut State Budget Gap

August 16, 2013

West Virginia Public News Service and Hampshire Review РWest Virginia faces another budget gap next year, but experts say much of it could be made up by figuring out which tax breaks are not living up to their promises. Read

The state expects a $300 million shortfall in 2014, and the governor has told agencies to expect another round of steep spending cuts.

Sean O’Leary, a policy analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, says the state should first look at tax breaks that reduce revenue.