18 WV Lawmakers Flying to ND for a $20K Overnighter on Drill Tax

West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler really really wants the WV legislature to set up a rainy day fund or “WV Future Fund” with some of the severance tax money raised from shale drilling in the state, so this week he’s flying himself and 17 other state lawmakers to North Dakota for an overnighter to hear from ND leaders about how their “Legacy Fund” has worked in that state. Total cost to WV taxpayers: $18,000 – $20,000.

Er, why are they not flying one or two ND officials to Wild, Wonderful WV to make the presentation–for $2,000? Best not to ask such questions of the political ruling class…

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