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Don’t Wait Too Long on Budget

October 3, 2013

Let’s hope West Virginia’s economy picks up, as some analysts expect. That would mean more revenue flowing into state coffers, something needed badly to avoid yet more cutbacks in state services....

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Fritz43

Oct-06-13 11:52 AM

The local media, both print & electronic, use a curious, albeit accurate choice of words when discussing local development. They say, for example when discussing the new pipeline in eastern Ohio, expected to BRING IN 500 new jobs. Sure, bringing in from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. Why aren't they saying expected to CREATE 500 NEW LOCAL JOBS. See the distinction? And still nobody is calling the fracking industry out on this. Wonder why?

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dyingov

Oct-03-13 10:19 PM

this paper was patting mojo and earl ray on the back for fiscal discipline in the last few years. Like I said then the feds gave WV 1.5 billion to mask the real problems....Fools voted mojo to DC because of it!

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WVUGEO

Oct-03-13 12:49 PM

"Also this week, it was revealed state tax collections declined again in September, for the fifth consecutive month. ... The state's general fund budget has remained flat, with virtually no growth, during the past three years." What happened to Shale Gas revenues, Shale gas severance taxes and Shale gas employment? According to everything we've been reading here for the past four or five years, that was supposed to save us all, create jobs for everyone, bring industry, tax revenues, blah, blah, blah. Seriously: What happened?

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