Tax Questions With West Virginia Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Justice

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Tax Policy

Bloomberg BNA recently posed a series of tax-centric questions to the Republican and Democrat candidates for governor in West Virginia. Below are the responses from Democrat candidate Jim Justice.

Jim Justice

Interview by Christopher Brown

Editor's Note: Justice's campaign spokesman, Grant Herring, provided a single, consolidated answer to five questions that sought his opinion about priorities on state and local tax issues, hurdles in enacting his tax policy priorities, challenges in the tax and revenue realm facing the state in light of market conditions and whether the state’s tax regime is properly balanced. That statement is below.

Jim Justice does not believe in raising taxes. He wants to grow our way of the current budget mess by creating new jobs. [Our opponent] Bill Cole voted this year to increase taxes by $98 million.

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