West Virginia tax reform talks conclude without a resolution

By Steven Allen Adams, The Intelligencer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite presenting an updated personal income tax cut plan, Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders ended a summit meeting Monday with little hope of a compromise with the House of Delegates or state Senate before the end of the session Saturday.

Justice held a summit Monday afternoon with majority and minority leadership of the House of Delegates and state Senate at the Culture Center in Charleston, trying to bridge disagreements between Justice’s personal income tax cut plan and the two plans pushed by both chambers over the last few weeks.

“The monies are the people’s monies,” Justice said. “They’re not our money, and I’m trying to put money back into people’s hands and I’m trying to do something that’s really going to be beneficial, and I know you all are trying to do the same thing. Let’s just keep working.”

House Bill 3300 is the current incarnation of a plan to phase out the personal income tax.

The bill is up on third reading and passage today with the right to amend…

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