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Home rule bill stalls in W.Va. House

April 9, 2013

CHARLESTON — Local and state officials expressed dismay Monday after a proposal to continue and expand a state home rule pilot program was derailed in a House of Delegates committee by an unrelated......

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Geezer

Apr-10-13 5:53 AM

Its a darn shame our legislators allowed the gun kooks to derail the entire legislative process this year. Our senators and delegates are already infamous for lining their pockets with cash from the multitude of lobbyists who infest the halls of our capitol, but this session was particularly disgusting. We had a chance to make significant improvements in the quality of life in this state but once again we continued to spin our wheels by catering to well-financed carpetbaggers from out-of-state, as we have for the past 80 years or so.

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denver

Apr-10-13 5:02 AM

Well said "Suttle"

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north26103

Apr-09-13 11:42 PM

newell is going to huff and puff and blow the capitol down. He just is beside himself since he wants to put in a sales tax or income tax.

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Suttle

Apr-09-13 9:37 PM

It is unfortunate that home rule may be defeated by an issue that has little to do with the program. So many times West Virginians just can't stop hurting ourselves by voting against our self interest as a state. Stupid is as stupid does!!

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Fatman

Apr-09-13 9:08 PM

Every home rule city has added taxes why don't we collect back b&o taxes.

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denver

Apr-09-13 7:12 PM

Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling and Bridgeport took part in the initial five-year pilot. Overseen by a state board, home rule allowed those cities to "reduce taxes," streamline regulations, collect delinquent fees and target abandoned and blighted buildings. A legislative audit declared the pilot a success last year.

Google: W.Va. cities monitor home rule legislation

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denver

Apr-09-13 6:23 PM

"Fatman" name one city that has raised taxes, that has home rule.

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Fatman

Apr-09-13 4:41 PM

Name me one city that has lowered taxes for the citizens that has home rule.

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jbennett

Apr-09-13 7:26 AM

They don't need home rule unless you want to lose your right to vote for who runs your city, and how much increased taxes you are willing to pay. Let it die and never return again.

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Fatman

Apr-09-13 3:23 AM

Good job the only thing these cities want to do is raise taxes

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