West Virginia Governor Inherits Deficits, Unfunded Liabilities

Newman, Emily
November 2004
Bond Buyer;11/18/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32013, p32
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Reports that West Virginia's governor-elect Joe Manchin is making plans for a new budget in the face of expected deficits and large unfounded liabilities. Discussion of the state's budget problems by acting tax commissioner Dale Steager and budget director Roger Smith; Statements by outgoing governor Bob Wise; Ratings for the state by Standard & Poor's, Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service; Funding problems for the state's pension system.


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