Several cities seek home-rule power

By Clark Davis

cdavis@wvpubcast.org

Several cities from across the state are seeking more power. They want flexibility in how they raise revenue. They are seeking this power through a Home Rule Pilot Project approved by lawmakers last year.

A state panel can approve up to five cities for the project. Cities want the greater flexibility to generate revenue, which could mean new taxes or fees for residents and businesses.

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