Stronger Family Policies Can Improve Labor Force Participation Read the Full Story

West Virginia has historically had one of the lowest labor force participation rates in the country. The labor force participation rate (LFPR) is the share of people 16 years or older either working or seeking work.  A healthy LFPR is a key driver of a society’s economic output per capita and overall standard of living in […]

Stronger Family Policies Can Improve Labor Force Participation
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!

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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

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PEIA Task Force Comes Up Empty on Big Question

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 […]

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30% of West Virginia Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet
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30% of West Virginia Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet

A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds that 30 percent of working families (age 19-64) in West Virginia are economically insecure, which means they don’t make enough money to meet basic monthly expenses (food, transportation, housing, utilities, etc.) and reach modest financial goals. The economic insecurity measures takes into account working adults that […]

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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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