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Local Officials Optimistic Coal Tax Credit Won’t Be Repealed

March 4th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County commissioners in January sent a strongly worded letter to a key legislator opposing an attempt to kill the state’s coal tax credit- and the local officials are now optimistic that tax won’t be repealed.  The commissioners believe that coal mining is an essential component of the local economy.
The repeal proposal, the commissioners say, not only threatens the local economy, but it will directly impact the method by which the state relies to restore properties which were once mined and never reclaimed. Commissioner Bill Valentine sat through house and senate committee hearings last week in Annapolis in the bill, and he came away confident that repeal effort will fail again…

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