March 31, 2015

This is our concern, Dude

As this item from WVMetroNews makes clear, the new WV Republican legislative majority has its sites set on comprehensive tax reform.  That probably means that if they get their way, we are looking at more corporate tax cuts, cuts to education and other services, and shifting costs to working people.

Ironically, we kind of already did this back on 2006, only with a Democratic majority. Thanks to those reforms, higher ed has been cut and made less affordable and the state has forgone around $500 million per year in lost revenue--more than enough to provide free in-state tuition and fees for all WV public colleges and universities. Oh yeah, and  things haven't gotten all that much greater since then.

Here we go again. Here's hoping for successful damage control.

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