|On tax plan, Justice blasts the business groups that have long supported him
“You have lobbyists circling around because no one wants to give just a little bit,” he said.
“We do not want to be run by the lobbyists,” he said a little while later.
Also, “It is a swamp overtaking us all.”
And, “You’ve got lobbyists who are chasing our legislators everywhere.”
Then, “I want you to absolutely not listen to a soul who is out trying to sell you a bill of goods.”
The Business and Industry Council represents retailers, manufacturers, gas and mining companies, contractors, auto dealers, professional services, hospitals, realtors, foresters, beverage and beer wholesalers, telecommunication providers and more. That broad base makes it influential with West Virginia legislators.
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