Legislature passes tax break for Pleasants Power Plant

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature Tuesday passed a $12 million tax break for the Pleasants Power Station, allowing it to potentially stay open past its 2022 closing date.

The House of Delegates passed House Bill 207, granting Pleasants Power Station an exemption from the state business and occupation taxes, Tuesday morning 77-5 with 18 not voting. The senate passed the bill Tuesday afternoon 28-0 with six absent or not voting.

See the full story in Wednesday’s News and Sentinel.