Michael Folk on Budget & Economy
State money not spent should go into rainy day fund
Folk was very critical of the budget passed in 2017, saying there are ways to eliminate wasted spending instead of raising taxes on the citizens of West Virginia. "I agree we are spending money on stuff we shouldn't be spending money on,"
Folk told those in attendance. One example of this discussed is the excess of reappropriated dollars. Folk said he was a proponent of a bill that did not go anywhere but would have swept this money not used into a rainy day fund.
Source: Martinsburg Journal-News on 2020 West Virginia Governor race
, Feb 20, 2020
Support free enterprise, job creation, and tax reform
The budget needs to be completed during the Regular Legislative session. We should not be expending additional taxpayer funds during an extended session each year just for the budget.
Reduce or eliminate "unclassified" spending in the state budget to reduce or eliminate the amount that is taken from the "rainy" day fund in the coming years. Support free enterprise, job creation, and tax reform.
Source: 2020 West Virginia Governor campaign website Folk4WV.com
, Dec 16, 2019
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