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Voter decisions over a constitutional amendment about property taxes come down not only to finances, but also trust.

Senate Finance Chairman Eric Tarr says legislative supermajorities have shown they can be trusted to make responsible decisions with tax dollars. Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper counters that there’s no guarantee what lawmakers might do in coming years if they gain more control over property taxes.

The two squared off in a one-hour a debate over Amendment Two on MetroNews’ “Talkline.” The discussion was sponsored by the Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications at Shepherd University.