An experienced scholar and attorney, Robin Capehart served as the president of West Liberty University for eight years. Before and after his time at West Liberty, Robin Capehart has been heavily involved with tax reform in West Virginia. Relying substantially on his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University, he has worked diligently to provide state officials with guidance on new tax policies.
Recently, Governor Jim Justice hoped to encourage West Virginians to vote for a roads bond by promising that gas and highway taxes would not be increased if they approved the measure, at least for his remaining terms in his position. At the same time, the actual language of the referendum raised many red flags about the possibility of new taxes. The referendum gives the legislature explicit license to increase taxes to cover the interest and principal payments on bonds.
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