WV Debt Rating Downgraded as Lawmakers Express Doubt about Governor Justice’s Toll Hike, Bonding Plan

West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that Delegate Marty Gearheart, Chair of the House Transportation Committee, says committee members are not interested “in the proposed 10 cent increase on the gasoline tax, $1 on the tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, and increasing some DMV fees the governor mentioned during his State of the State Address.” The report keys on news that Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the state’s general obligation debt rating on February 21.