Economy

January 20, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
What Will The Next Year Look Like For W.Va.’s Economy?

WV Public Broadcasting - The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the economy across much of the world and the country, including West Virginia. But, economists are hopeful for recovery with the rollout of the vaccine, pointing to early signs of a rebound across several sectors and a prediction for full recovery to pre-pandemic levels next year. Read…

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December 22, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
Report: West Virginia Families Need Congress to Pass Stimulus

Public News Service - The new coronavirus stimulus bill will bring some food assistance to hungry Americans, and it couldn't come soon enough for West Virginia's families with children who aren't getting enough to eat during the pandemic. Read the full article. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found since March, 17% of families…

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December 20, 2020 by Seth DiStefano
Community Reacts to Congress’ $900 Billion Relief Stimulus Deal

12WBOY, WOWK - A long-awaited $900 billion COVID-19 relief package is up in the air as Congress tries to make a decision to help millions of struggling Americans. Read the full article. Many people across the mountain state are relying on the money in that proposed package to stay afloat.  “What relief? Honestly, the $600…

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December 15, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
The Case Against Austerity: Why Protecting Investments in West Virginia Families and Communities is Key to COVID-19 Recovery

Introduction With West Virginia still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, the state’s leaders face difficult choices in the upcoming legislative session. The choices legislators make will help determine whether or not West Virginia will have a swift and equitable recovery with an economy that works for everyone. Read the full issue brief.…

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December 15, 2020 by WVCBP
New Brief Highlights How Tax and Budget Cuts in the Wake of COVID-19 Will Slow WV’s Recovery and Harm Working Families

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2020Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV - With West Virginia still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, the state’s leaders face difficult choices in the upcoming legislative session. The choices legislators make will help determine whether or not the state will have a swift and equitable recovery with an economy…

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December 11, 2020 by Kelly Allen
Kelly Allen: Tax Plan Would Hurt Those Still Reeling from Pandemic (Opinion)

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Since the pandemic began, America’s billionaires have grown their wealth by a staggering $1 trillion. At the same time, families in West Virginia and across the country are facing increasing hardship and difficulty meeting their basic needs as the health and economic effects of COVID-19 drag on. Read the full article. In…

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December 7, 2020 by WVCBP
Reporter’s Notebook: Breaking Down State Budget Into Simple Math

Wheeling News-Register, Parkersburg News and Sentinel - It’s the job of a reporter to explain why things are happening, but sometimes in our effort to simplify something we lose a bit in the explaining. Read the full article. Take the state budget, for example. West Virginia released the November General Revenue Fund tax collections, which…

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December 6, 2020 by Kelly Allen
With Dec. 30 Deadline for CARES, W.Va. Still has $800 Million to Spend

West Virginia MetroNews - With a federal deadline approaching Dec. 30, state records show West Virginia still has $819,769,216 of its $1.25 billion. Read the full article. Gov. Jim Justice has allocated the money, much of it to cover unemployment claims, but the bulk still appears banked rather than spent. Justice on Friday made reference to watching…

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