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West Virginia Future Fund Signed Into Law

The Future Fund Bill, which was passed by the House on February 25th, was signed into law by West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin on March 20th, reports the West Virginia Metro News.  As described in an earlier post on this blog, the Future Fund will be financed by 25 percent of the severance tax revenues collected from oil and gas exploration companies above a $175 million threshold.  The fund would accrue interest for six years before it could be used to finance economic development projects, building infrastructure and increases in teacher salaries.