With tobacco tax up in smoke, Senate sets sights on sales tax increase
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews
The state Senate Finance Committee began working Tuesday on Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s bill to raise the Consumer Sales Tax by one percent in hopes of generating new revenue to fill a budget hole topping $200 million for next fiscal year.
Tuesday marked the 11th day of the special session on the budget. Senators earlier narrowly passed Tomblin’s 45-cent...