The state budget is the most important bill passed each year by the legislature. It directly impacts all West Virginians – from the quality of our schools and highways, to the cost of college education, to working families’ access to affordable child care and health care.
Although West Virginia is now several years removed from the worst recession in decades, it continues to face significant budget challenges. Last year, the state cut the budget by $75 million and next year it anticipates a budget gap of $265 million.
In order to make the important public investments that are essential for West Virginia’s economy, we need a clear understanding of where we are, how we got here, and how to move forward.
WVCBP Director Ted Boettner will discuss the Governor’s proposed FY 2015 state budget, the impact of recent budget and tax decisions, and specific actions we can take to ensure our budget promotes prosperity and security.
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