Republican WV Delegates Remain Opposed to Tax Increases

The State Journal - A group of Republican lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates remains adamantly opposed to raising taxes to help plug an expected $270 million hole in next year's state budget. Read

The group of 13 delegates recently wrote to House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, repeating objections to any budget deal that involves new tax measures.

The House and Senate remain at an impasse over the budget, mostly centered on the issue of tax revenue. House and Senate leaders have proposed balancing the state budget through a combination of cuts, borrowing from the rainy day fund and new revenue like a proposed cigarette tax. But a number of Republicans, particularly in the House, are against any new taxes.

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