By Pamela Pritt
The last month of the fiscal year proved to be the best for West Virginia, with a revenue surplus more than $27 million above estimates.
Secretary of the Department of Revenue Bob Kiss said the surplus is in part due to a statewide hiring freeze, which has been extended indefinitely.
Deputy Secretary Mark Muchow reported $19.3 million in collections, a figure 25 percent above the prior year’s receipts. Tax collection for...