(03/10/2011)
West Virginian's tax on food purchases are being reduced by one cent, from three cents to two cents on a dollar, a bill passed by the legislature that is moving on to acting governor Earl Ray Tomblin's signature.

The one cent decrease has came about after a fight about pay raises for state workers.

Those pushing for the tax cut said if raises are going to be approved, the public should get some tax relief.

The tax cut will likely go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

The state will lose about $25 million in taxes.

Lawmakers have been debating millions of dollars in pay raises for state employees, many of whom haven't received a raise in years.


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