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Home Rule Board OKs Wheeling’s Sales Tax

City would use new money for infrastructure and development

May 25, 2013

CLARKSBURG, W.Va....

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atoddh

May-25-13 11:26 PM

folks:Did you not read that in 46 WV Counties the death rate is greater than the birth rate?That is extraordinary!

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rover1958

May-25-13 2:51 PM

Hooray! Raising taxes! Now the City Manager can raise his already huge salary yet again in the coming days!!

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richardwhee

May-25-13 2:32 PM

Isn't it wonderful to live in the United States?? They keep saying, "Tax The Rich" Appears to me that the gov considers all of us Peons rich. Remind me to purchase elsewhere as much as I can.

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wvhoopie2

May-25-13 1:01 PM

Municipal League or Union are special interest groups looking for a bigger share of the pie from the citizens taxpayer and corporations back both because they end up paying less and citizen will pay the majority of the bills. Why should we have our politicians relying on special interest groups and not the will of the people since we elected them to represent the people not government or special interest. Cut government, regulations and taxes so the free market can dictate what happens to Wheeling.

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wvhoopie2

May-25-13 12:50 PM

West Virginia Municipal League is just another special interest group that represent the expansion of government by taxes under Home Rule. Corporations always complain about unions, and there are Leagues that promote tax money to pay the higher salaries of government.

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wvhoopie2

May-25-13 12:24 PM

Most city governments need to learn to be cutting out the fancy parts of government services. Maybe instead of fireworks that go up in smoke they should have a project that save everyone money and more freedom.

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wvhoopie2

May-25-13 12:18 PM

Government should be required to cut or increase their budget based on population. However, they keep increasing the budget with lack of concern of the citizen’s wages and their living budget. Home Rule should be based on what the citizen of the city vote on and not what a bunch of political figures working for special interest wanting such as fields of dreams or dog parks paid by the taxpayer.

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wvhoopie2

May-25-13 12:11 PM

Wheeling sounds alot like Obamacar and the people end up pickup the tab. Last five years workers lost wages and corporation and business are setting on cash. But, government want to tax the citizens and cut the B&O tax.

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atoddh

May-25-13 10:27 AM

dying;yes(1.) as the population declines and(2.) the infrastructure declines,those few citizens left behind will be deluged with taxes of all sorts.WV is dying.

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mikeyd

May-25-13 9:30 AM

this is one way to keep everybody out of wheeling.

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dyingov

May-25-13 9:07 AM

Yesterday the "blue ribbon" committee suggested a tax hike (1% sales tax) for WV roads and today it's .5% sales tax hike in the city! SO in two days 1.5% suggested sales tax hike.....

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Bossman011

May-25-13 7:07 AM

Who is going to get the raises in pay? Council? The mayor? Surely not the workers.

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Ragnar

May-25-13 12:04 AM

0.5% tax increase raising $1.4 million equates to $280 million in annual sales within the city of Wheeling.

Where are they getting these numbers? Facts, please.

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