State Budgets: West Virginia Hikes Spending as Surpluses Continue
December 26, 2008
West Virginia has a budget surplus, and Gov. Joe Manchin (D) will unveil an update in February. Revenues are running so ahead of projections that they are expected to cover any future budget shortfall next year. However, sales, corporate, and severance tax collections are down. The government recently announced an expansion of state Medicare spending.
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