West Virginia's general revenue collections for December 2021 came in at $506.8 million—a "staggering" $124.4 million above estimates and 32.6 percent ahead of prior year receipts, according to the office of Gov. Jim Justice.
This revenue growth rate was the highest on record for December in West Virginia since at least the 1970s.
“We really have the economic engine of this state humming in a way that it hasn’t for a long, long time,” Justice said during a morning press conference.
“Month after month, we are setting record after record with our revenue collections. It’s flat-out outstanding. The people of West Virginia should be incredibly proud of what we’ve done, and I truly believe that we are only just getting started. There’s more and more goodness to come.”