May 14, 2017

West Virginia Metro News: West Virginia Has Miserable Company When It Comes to Budget Troubles

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 If there’s a bright side to West Virginia’s state budget troubles — in a misery-loves-company kind of way — it’s that plenty of other states have been having trouble too.

“West Virginia is not unique this year or even in recent years in taking a little longer than usual to agree on a budget, largely because of having a revenue shortfall and having to make hard choices,” said Meg Wiehe, state tax policy director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

“There have been many states in recent years that have had to go into special session after special session. So the fact that it’s taking a little longer, I don’t think is totally out of the norm.”  Read more