Pay Up, Uncle Sam
Though the condition of West Virginia’s State Road Fund improved during December, it was due to higher-than-expected collections of taxes from state residents. That still left the $1.32 billion fund with $75.5 million less in revenue than had been expected.
Blame the federal government. Halfway through the fiscal year, federal reimbursements to the State Road Fund were a whopping $87.6 million below estimates.
At some point — we hope — Washington will catch up on what it owes our state. Perhaps a bit of prodding from our delegation in Congress would help.
Mountain State residents are doing our share and more for the State Road Fund. Please, Uncle Sam, pay up