Usa state West Virginia president 2020 bill Usa state West Virginia

West Virginia pins population growth hopes on income tax cut

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With West Virginia about to lose another congressional seat because of steady population decline, Republican lawmakers are convinced a massive income tax cut is the key to reversing the trend.

But figuring out how to do that without harming the state's most vulnerable or punching a massive hole in the budget has proven complicated.

Although the United States doubled its population over the past seven decades, West Virginia headed in the other direction. Tracking closely with the long-term decline of the coal industry, it is the only state in the nation with fewer residents than in 1950.

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News