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2019 Summer Policy Institute
Climbing the Mountain: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in West Virginia Read More

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. PDF of report. The report shows shows in 2017, women working full-time, year round in West […]

Climbing the Mountain: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in West Virginia
West Virginia Shale Development Falls Short of Economic Promise Read report here

The nearly six-fold increase in West Virginia’s natural gas production in the last decade, due largely to shale development, or fracking, has fallen short of expectations for economic growth, job creation, and tax revenue generation, according to a new report released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

West Virginia Shale Development Falls Short of Economic Promise
Kunkel, Boettner: Money Doesn't Fall Up in West Virginia Read More

Charleston Gazette-Mail – Reflecting on the legislative session that ended last month, one topic was never directly addressed even though it underlies many of the issues that became key topics of the session, from foster care to raises for school employees: West Virginia’s growing economic inequality. Link to article. In West Virginia, the top 1 percent […]

Kunkel, Boettner: Money Doesn't Fall Up in West Virginia

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Wells, Boettner: The Census is Coming: Make it Count

Charleston Gazette – Imagine if filling out one form could determine where schools, roads and hospitals are built, how many federal dollars are sent to your community, and your amount of political representation. That form exists — it’s the census, and the opportunity to be counted only comes around every 10 years. Read online. In fiscal […]

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Kelly Allen: Time to Re-Evaluate How People Are Taxed

Charleston Gazette-Mail – Just like voting, paying taxes is a civic duty and a shared expression of our representative democracy. Our taxes allow us to achieve together what any one of us would never be able to accomplish individually or through charity. Link to article. Inscribed above the entrance of the Internal Revenue Service building […]

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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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