by Diana Sole Walko
I love West Virginia, but I have to tell you, it gets exhausting at times.
Especially now, when the Legislature is in town, a new governor is in office and there’s a deficit bigger than Spruce Knob. Meanwhile, the governor’s office and the Legislature play what seems like blind man’s bluff with the budget.
West Virginia is underwater to the tune of $400-500 million. We’re spending more than we’re taking in. It’s past time to sit down at the kitchen table and take a long, hard look at where we need to cut back.
But why would anyone suggest that we ax a state office and a tax credit that bring revenue and much needed jobs to our state?