House rejects tobacco tax hike bill, the only new revenues in budget proposals
By Shauna Johnson, MetroNews
The crafters of West Virginia’s budget for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1 have more work to do. On Tuesday, the House of Delegates rejected SB 1005, the tobacco tax bill, with a 44-55 vote following more than three hours of debate.
House Finance Committee Chair Eric Nelson (R-Kanawha, 35) called the bill a “primary revenue component” of...