Member's Press Release

Release Date: 05/14/2015
Contact: Contact: Jacque Bland Phone: (681) 313-9271

Mike Hall Eric Nelson

Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform to Meet May 18 in Charleston

CHARLESTON – The Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform will meet at 9 a.m. May 18 in the House Government Organization Committee Room (Room 215-E) at the Capitol.

The first session of the morning will be an academic panel on tax reform. Dr. Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli, Dean of the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University; Dr. John Deskins, Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at WVU; and Dr. Jennifer Shand, Director of the Center of Business and Economic Research at Marshall University, are scheduled to speak to the Committee.

Other sessions include:

-Overview of State Tax Issues with two representatives from the Tax Foundation – Joseph Henchman, Vice President of State Projects, and Jared Walczak, Policy Analyst

-Perspectives on West Virginia Tax Structure and Reform with Ferdinand S. Hogroian, Senior Tax and Legislative Counsel with the Counsel on State Taxation

-Trends and Tax Reform Efforts in Other States with Mandy Rafool, Fiscal Affairs Policy Staff with the National Conference of State Legislatures

Meeting agendas and presentations are subject to change. Additional information will be posted to the website in the days before the meeting.

Audio of the Committee meetings will be live streamed at

All information discussed during the meetings will be posted to the Legislature’s website, which can be found at Information also can be found on Facebook at and via Twitter at @WVTaxReform. The Committee also requested all public comments be e-mailed to

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