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Putting Aside Money For Future in W.Va.

February 23, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

So obvious is the wisdom of putting aside money regularly to pay for big projects in West Virginia that on Friday, state senators voted unanimously to do so.

As we have reported, the "Future Fund" is the brainchild of state Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall. It will funnel some of the proceeds from gas and oil severance taxes into a fund like those a few states already have.

Senate approval was a big step for the bill. Now, however, approval of the House of Delegates is needed. Lawmakers there should follow the Senate's lead and approve the "Future Fund."

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