WV House, Senate pass bare bones budget
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With House and Senate leadership refusing to budge on their versions of bills to raise tax revenue to close shortfalls in the 2017-18 budget, a frustrated, angry and exhausted Legislature figuatively threw up its hands Friday evening, passing a bare-bones $4.225 billion budget bill (SB 1013).
That’s some $125 million less than the version of the budget sought by Gov. Jim Justice and passed by the Senate Thursday night, based on revenue from what was the latest variation a Senate plan to raise sales taxes and lower income taxes — a plan the House of Delegates again refused …