Trump talks tax reform with local families

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President Donald Trump made his fourth visit to West Virginia for a roundtable discussion highlighting his tax cuts and jobs act.

Families, business owners and law makers were invited to listen to the stories of West Virginians who were able to put money back into their pockets after the tax cut bill was passed. Hugh Hitchcock, who works at the Davis Trust Company in Elkins, said he was able to give his employees a raise as a result of the tax cuts.

“We were able to give an across-the-board, 3 percent pay increase, coupled with a two percent cost of living increase,” Hitchcock said.

The panel consisted of families who benefited from the tax cuts, along with representatives from local businesses who were able to give their employees bonuses. Each family shared their heartfelt story, including Elizabeth Lilly, who was able to watch her daughter thrive in a new sport.

“Hailey is actually joining the archery team at her school and we get to travel all over the state and watch her play now, which is awesome,” Lilly said.

Lawmakers were also in attendance at the round-table discussion. Sue Cline, State Senator from the 9th District, said she was grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the success of West Virginians.

“Just so proud of the families that are getting a little more money in their paycheck and have a better quality of life, and spend money they normally wouldn’t,” Cline explained.

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