PEIA Task Force Comes Up Empty on Big Question Read the Full Story

Last Spring, Governor Justice formed the West Virginia PEIA Task Force  which was set up to find a long-term solution to the issues facing the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency, namely the growing cost of health care for teachers and other public employees. The deadline for the task force’s recommendations was this week, and while […]

PEIA Task Force Comes Up Empty on Big Question
Climbing the Mountain: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in West Virginia Read the Full Story

West Virginia has one of the largest gender pay gaps in the nation and the highest of all surrounding states, according to Climbing the Mountain: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in West Virginia, a new West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report. The report shows shows in 2017, women working full-time, year round in West Virginia were paid […]

Climbing the Mountain: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in West Virginia
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The 2019 Budget Breakfast will feature: Our annual presentation on West Virginia's budget, what to watch for in the 2019 Legislative Session, and the moral and economic reasons to reform our criminal justice system. Early bird discount available until December 31!

2019 Budget Breakfast
Report: Strengthening West Virginia Families Read the Full Story

West Virginia can create a more prosperous state if the strength of working families and the policies that support them become a priority. Find out key takeaways from a WVCBP report which highlights ways in which we can make our families a priority.

Report: Strengthening West Virginia Families

Featured Resources & Issues

Cutting Food Assistance Won't Help West Virginia

Despite the rosy rhetoric, everything is not okay in West Virginia. Unemployment remains stubbornly high compared to the rest of the country, and, even as Appalachian counties overall seem to be on the rebound, West Virginia is not so lucky. We have seen a net increase in economic insecurity,with multiple counties heading in the wrong […]

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News Releases
After Years of Historic Health Coverage Gains, Fewer West Virginians Had Health Care in 2017

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Caitlin Cook (304) 543-4879 (Charleston, WV) – Fewer West Virginians had access to health care in 2017 than in 2016, despite recent health coverage gains in the years following the Affordable Care Act, according Census data released today. It shows 109,000 West Virginians lacked health insurance in 2017, an increase of 13,000 from 2016. West […]

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Fact Sheets
Closing the Gender Pay Gap

In 2016, West Virginia women earned just 72 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. The median earnings of full-time male workers were $12,801 higher than the median earnings of full-time women workers – a 28 percent pay gap. West Virginia has the largest pay gap out of all the surrounding states and […]

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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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