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West Virginia Governor Justice reaches out to House on tax cut proposal

By Steven Allen Adams, The Intelligencer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Once on opposite sides two years ago on the best way to phase out the personal income tax, now it appears that Gov. Jim Justice and the Republican leadership in the West Virginia House of Delegates might be on the same side on a personal income tax cut.

Speaking during a virtual briefing with reporters Tuesday morning from the State Capitol Building, Justice said he spoke with House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, over the weekend regarding a plan to cut the personal income tax rates by 10% aggregate across all tax brackets.

A spokesperson for the House of Delegates confirmed the meeting took place.

“I guess it was probably Saturday when I had an hour-and-a-half meeting with the Speaker of the House; a very productive meeting,” Justice said. “I appreciate being able to spend the time with Speaker Hanshaw, but we’ve had several conversations back and forth with different people from the Senate side and the House side.” …

To read more: https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2022/07/justice-reaches-out-to-house-on-tax-cut-proposal/

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