Community Leaders: Tax Reform Should Work for All West Virginians

The State Journal - While legislators debated tax structure on one end of the Capitol, education, faith and community groups met on the opposite side to talk about what to expect. Read

Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, said it's important to remember that the state can't increase taxes on low and middle income families.

"West Virginia is facing tough times economically, and we'll see more difficult days ahead," he said. "Now is not the time to add to generous business tax cuts."

He also said the focus should be on retaining residents like qualified teachers, and keeping students safe with a better infrastructure.

"We want our students to get to school safer and that involves working on our roads. To think, our bus drivers have to take kids over those roads, dodging pot hole after pot hole is just something that needs fixed," he said.

Lee said education groups hope to get a tax system that supports these goals.

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