Following the 32 to 1 vote in the state Senate to pass the bipartisan tax reform bill, Governor Justice issued the following statement:

“The bipartisan plan that passed out of the Senate will put us on a pathway to prosperity. It means we don’t have to make cuts that would cripple our state and we can lower taxes for working West Virginians.

“I want to thank Senate President Carmichael and Minority Leader Prezioso for their work to get this done. It’s proof that both sides can work together to do what’s best for the people of West Virginia,” Justice said.

“Today’s Senate vote brings us one step closer to fixing the budget crisis, creating 48,000 new jobs, giving our teachers a pay raise, while cutting taxes for our West Virginia people. This is a great deal for all West Virginians,” he continued.