U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she was excited about what changes to the tax policy could bring to the state. “The main thing the people in West Virginia want is a good job,” she said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “But a good job with more pay, more take-home pay and a higher wage is exceedingly important to the families that I represent.” Capito cited an Economic Innovation Group report during her address which stated most of the economic growth in recent years has happened in local economies rather than nationally. Two out of every five communities categorized as in economic distress saw job growth during the national economic recovery.

By: Alex Thomas, WV Metro News

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