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 Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt Supports Governor Justice's Plan for Veterans


Charleston, WV – West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt voiced his full support for Governor Justice’s plan to exempt military retirement from the state income tax. Under this plan, military families would receive a $3.1 million tax break.
"I completely support the Governor’s plan to exempt military pensions from the income tax. Our veterans have earned their retirement money and should not owe a single penny to the state of West Virginia,’ said Commissioner Leonhardt. "As a veteran, this exemption can help attract new potential farmers to our state, just as it did for me thirty plus years ago when I transitioned from the military to civilian life."
For the link to the Governor’s press release click here: http://www.governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/2017/Pages/Justice-Pushes-for-Veterans-Tax-Break-.aspx
For more information, contact WVDA Communications Director Crescent Gallagher at cgallagher@wvda.us or 304-558- 3708.

Contact Information

Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director, 304-558-3708/304-380-3922, cgallagher@wvda.us
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East State Capitol, Room E-28, Charleston, WV, 25305-0170 P: (304) 558-3550 F: (304) 558-2203

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