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October 11th, 2013 by
West Virginia Tops List of States Benefitting from Obamacare

West Virginians rejoice!  Rarely does our Mountain State top national rankings on good measures, but a report out this week shows that West Virginia, along with two other states, leads the country in the percent of uninsured state residents who will qualify for health insurance assistance due to Obamacare. Now, before you let your initial partisan reaction…

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April 19th, 2013 by
Tax Day – Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

Budget Beat for April 19, 2013 Evidence Counts - the WVCBP blog This week was all about taxes and budgets. While the House and Senate met to work out differences between their budget bills and the one presented by the governor in February, there really wasn't much to talk about as any disparities were minimal.…

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February 21st, 2013 by
Budget Beat – February 21, 2013

Children in Poverty Along with the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, this week the WVCBP released the report Children in Poverty: A Growing and Persistent Problem. With one in four West Virginia children living in poverty, the issue is getting much-needed attention right at the beginning of the 2013 Legislative Session with the Senate…

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February 19th, 2013 by
Report Says Child Poverty is Growing, But Not Inevitable

Contact: Stephen Smith, 304-610-6512, ssmith@wvhealthykids.org Ted Boettner, 304-720-8682 or 304-590-3454 (cell), tboettner@wvpolicy.org $1 in Early Childhood Investment Returns $7 in Reduced Crime Rates, Better Employment  (Charleston, WV) While West Virginia has successfully reduced the number of its low-income senior citizens over the past 40 years, its number of children living in poverty has grown and…

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