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West Virginia Delegate Patrick McGeehan seeks change for tax increases


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock
(Photo by Perry Bennett, West Virginia Legislative Photography)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Delegate Pat McGeehan has sponsored a resolution to amend the West Virginia Constitution to require a two-thirds majority to pass any future tax or fee increase by the Legislature.

“The people of West Virginia are taxed enough already, and we need to do everything we can to protect them from politicians in Charleston who want to take more of their hard-earned paychecks,” McGeehan, R-Hancock, said.

McGeehan said the resolution should be introduced later this week and is supported by House GOP leadership. If approved by a two-thirds majority of both houses, the amendment would be put out to voters for approval later this year.

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