- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Department of Revenue says state finances continue to lag.

As of Nov. 30, the state had collected about $115 million less than expected. The cumulative total of $1.52 billion also is about $83 million less than the state had collected at the same time a year.

For the month of November alone, General Revenue Fund collections were $290 million - nearly $23 million below projections, and 1.6 percent below prior year receives.

Revenue Cabinet Secretary Robert S. Kiss says the state continues to see a big decline in severance tax collections, as well as a lack of growth in personal income tax and sales tax revenue.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide