The Summer Policy Institute is an annual event for college students and young people interested in bettering WV through policy change.
Mountain State Spotlight – Jim Butcher greeted the Boone-Madison librarians as he checked out his fifth book in two days. The four he picked up the previous day were for pleasure, but the one today was research: a theological book he hoped would inform his sermons at Madison Baptist, where he’s a pastor. Read the […]
When Anthony was arrested in 2020, he sat at the police station for hours before a man came over the station telephone and told him, “We’re going to set your bond at $25,000 cash.” The man on the phone was a magistrate conducting Anthony’s “first appearance” hearing. At this hearing, a magistrate explains the criminal […]
For over a decade, the WVCBP has fought for a living wage, affordable and accessible health care, tax fairness, and communities where working families can prosper.
West Virginians' wages raised, increasing pay by $156.8 million annually.
People in the Mountain State gained access to health care because of Medicaid expansion.
Budget-busting tax cuts stopped thanks to efforts closing tax loopholes.
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