May 04, 2015

A taxing day

Comprehensive tax reform is on the top of the to-do list of the newish Republican WV legislature. Today, the joint committee charged with coming up with a plan listened to reports on past reform efforts.

(I can personally attest to this because I sat there from around 8:30 to 3:30 watching and listening to the proceedings. I must admit having to stand up toward the end to avoid falling asleep and drooling on myself, which probably would have been bad.)

 I just hope that whatever winds up happening is less bad than what is happening in Kansas, where irresponsible tax cuts are gutting education and essential investments. I think the Charleston Gazette nailed it in this editorial on the subject.

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