The State of West Virginia has had several consecutive years of record budget surpluses. That means it is time to return more money to the taxpayer's pocket. If we want to help the people of West Virginia keep more of their hard-earned money and create jobs at the same time, we must continue to work towards phasing out all income taxes. Other states that have already eliminated these taxes rank near the top in nearly every economic category in the country. This will also help West Virginian families combat the burdens of inflation.
We must also work towards eliminating personal property taxes. The citizens of West Virginia already pay a sales tax on vehicles, ATVs, boats, and RVs the day that they purchase them. Our people should not be punished for financial achievement or for trying to enjoy the fruits of their labor.