When the Republican-led state legislature rushed through a bill giving coal companies a $60M per year tax break, leaders paid for that by eliminating funding from a bill to repair WV’s roads.
Now, having heard how angry West Virginians are about our broken roads, Charleston politicians are considering taking money from Medicaid.
Do they think we are not smart enough to understand that we could start fixing our roads and adequately fund Medicaid if they had not just handed $60M to the coal industry?
And this was just the latest – our political leaders in Charleston have given away hundreds of millions of dollars to out-of-state businesses over the past ten years, resulting in no job growth, declining pay for teachers relative to other states, and higher costs for our kids to go to college.
We need politicians who will make West Virginia a state where our young people can once again find good work, start a family, and build their future. Not who will chase empty promises that we can buy a promising future by giving tax breaks benefiting mostly out-of-state interests.