No new taxes as budget tightens
Hoppy's Commentary | Hoppy Kercheval, Talkline
From the start of the session, much of the discussion by lawmakers and Governor Tomblin has been about increasing taxes and fees.
Tomblin proposed a tobacco tax increase and an elimination of the sales tax exemption (a de facto tax increase) on telephone services. The Senate upped the ante by more than doubling Tomblin’s cigarette tax increase to $1 a pack, as well as raising...