West Virginia governor says budget, tax deal is close

West Virginia governor says budget, tax deal is close

It still has to go to the House if it is passed in the Senate, Justice said.

The tentative agreement, which has smaller cuts than the Senate and House were advancing, protects public schools, higher education and services for the state's poorest residents, Justice said.

It would raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, add a corporate revenues tax of 0.00045 percent and in 2018 establish new income tax tiers cutting the current rate 20 percent.

"I hate the fact that I have to sign a proclamation to extend the session for one day", Justice said in a post on his Twitter account.

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Those are parts of a road construction program that Justice said will create 48,000 jobs.

Justice outlined a proposal that he said calls a consumer tax increase, a "rich man's tax" and a business tax. "This is the third state in a row to pass a medical marijuana bill through a Republican-controlled House and Senate".

Delegate Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, who chairs the House Finance committee, said earlier Saturday that leadership was looking to bring the best product forward. He had used words such as "pitiful" to describe his feelings toward state lawmakers, and their inability achieve a budget during the 60-day regular session.

Justice said in his press release the objective of the extended session was to reach an agreement for the budget of the state.

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"What happened to them with knowledge of this wasn't fair", Carmichael said. Several Republican lawmakers vowed to make the state government live within its means without tax increases. He said there is a possibility that the rest could be taken out of the Rainy Day Fund.

Senate Bill 386, known as the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, was introduced by Sen.

The state House and Senate have voted to end $14 million in annual support for greyhound racing at the state's two tracks, located in Wheeling and Cross Lanes. "Eliminating support for the greyhounds is a job killer, and I can't sign it".

West Virginia now has more than 1,100 treatment beds but struggles to meet demand. "We can't turn our back on communities like Wheeling that benefit from dog racing".

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The first bill Justice vetoed, which was overridden by the Legislature, was SB 330 which clarified language in last year's right to work legislation.


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