Medicaid Buy-in Could Be an Option for West Virginia Read More

Though the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the United States in the immediate years following implementation, many states (including West Virginia) have been experiencing a turnaround. West Virginia especially experienced a historic decrease in the number of uninsured citizens. Now, nine years after […]

Medicaid Buy-in Could Be an Option for West Virginia
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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Education and Poverty in West Virginia

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.

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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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