- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Fayette County officials say they’re facing a $450,000 budget shortfall next year as tax revenues decline.

The Register-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1jfcBO0) the decline in revenue is linked to a drop in coal value, industrial personal property value and business personal property value.

County Assessor Eddie Young says state officials estimate Fayette County will see a $20 million decrease in appraised coal value. Coal is appraised on reserve and actively mined coal.

The county expects a $60 million decrease in the assessed value for industrial personal property and about a $10 million decline in business personal property value.

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