Commissioner Leonhardt Urges Legislature to Pass Veteran Income Exemption
Charleston, WV - Following the release of Governor Jim Justice's call for
this upcoming special session, West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent
Leonhardt issued the following the statement.
Legislature should absolutely pass the tax exemption on military pensions.
When I first looked beyond my military career, West Virginia was a top option
for a new permanent home," said Commissioner Leonhardt. "One of the
main reasons for this was the exemption on military pensions."
Virginia has one of the highest per capita populations of veterans. The
exemption makes sense and will be a tool to attract a much-needed workforce
to our state. This is a win for our veterans and for the great state of West
Virginia," continued Leonhardt.
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922