Impact of Medicaid Work Reporting Requirements by County in West Virginia Read More

This past legislative session, the House introduced House Bill 3136 that directed the WV DHHR to apply for a Section 1115 waiver to implement Medicaid work reporting requirements on all non-elderly adults in enrolled in the program. If enacted, and approved from the federal government (CMS), it would force thousands of people who do not […]

Impact of Medicaid Work Reporting Requirements by County in West Virginia
Education and Poverty in West Virginia Read More

A conversation with Policy Outreach Director Seth DiStefano and Senior Policy Analyst Sean O’Leary on the connection between poverty and educational outcomes – and why education reform that fails to address underlying poverty doesn’t work. Link to video here.

Education and Poverty in West Virginia
It's Not Too Late to Fix Our Future Read More

A recent article in Vox by David Roberts highlights how a coal mining bust in Wyoming is resulting in “vulture capitalism” as investors buy up bankrupt coal mines while coal executives receive large bonuses and the communities in Wyoming struggle with thousands of laid off workers, lost pensions, environmental degradation, and an undiversified economy. This […]

It's Not Too Late to Fix Our Future
Wells, Allen: What Better Investment for Surplus than Census? Read More

In under nine months, the decennial Census will begin, with a goal of enumerating, or counting, all who live in West Virginia. The Census determines how much political representation we get at the state and federal levels and how much federal investment comes to West Virginia for programs that fund highways, school lunches, health care, […]

Wells, Allen: What Better Investment for Surplus than Census?

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Is West Virginia the 45th Best State for Business?

Last week, the WV Chamber of Commerce celebrated West Virginia’s improving business climate, according to the CNBC Best States for Business rankings. According to the Chamber, West Virginia’s improvement from 48th to 45th is proof that the Chamber’s preferred policies are working. CNBC’s rankings is one of several in a long line of business climate […]

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How Much Would It Cost to End Child Poverty in West Virginia?

More than 91,000 children live in poverty in West Virginia. At 25.5%, West Virginia has the 4th-highest child poverty rate in the country. The cost of child poverty is high. According to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, child poverty costs the U.S. between $800 billion and $1.1 trillion a year, […]

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