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Most in West Virginia Want Higher Coal Tax, Poll Shows

June 28, 2013

Charleston Gazette – A substantial majority of West Virginians favor a proposal to increase taxes on coal operators to create a long-term fund to help diversify the state’s economy, according to a new survey conducted for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Read

More than two-thirds of those surveyed by Lake Research Associates support the idea of using natural resources taxes for a “future fund,” of the sort promoted by the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy, a progressive think tank.