Analysts Critical of Likely Legislative Approach to WV Budget
Dan Heyman, Public News Service
Even with a 45-cent cigarette tax increase, budget analysts say state lawmakers look likely to lean too heavily on cuts and one-time money. Bowing to an anti-tax faction in the House, state senators have been working on a tobacco tax boost smaller than they passed in March.
Observers say the tobacco tax may be the only new revenue approved by the special budget...