"Hero Pay" tax holiday proposal

Published: Apr. 8, 2020 at 10:49 AM EDT
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Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleton is planning to propose a "Heroes Pay" tax holiday to the West Virginia Governor and lawmakers.

This comes on the heels of the Kanawha County Commission approving a four dollar per hour pay raise for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Eggleton says the City of Nitro cannot afford to give a pay raise at this time.

He believes a tax holiday that would run through August could help create revenue, so all first responders could received a bonus during these challenging times.

Eggleton says he has spoken with other police chiefs in the Kanawha Valley about the proposal and they support it.

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