News Releases

November 19, 2021 by WVCBP
House Passage of Build Back Better Act is Huge Step Forward to Improve West Virginians’ Lives

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – This morning, The US House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. "This is a huge step forward to increasing opportunity, reducing poverty, and shrinking racial inequities for West Virginia children, families, and workers,” said Sean O'Leary, acting executive director. “If enacted, the Build…

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October 14, 2021 by WVCBP
Media Advisory: Child Tax Credit Roundtable Tomorrow, Oct. 15 at 10am

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 304-720-8682 Charleston, WV – The American Rescue Plan has been providing families with monthly installments of the Child Tax Credit since July, but the expanded program will expire on December 31 unless Congress acts to extend it. Families with children receive $300 for each child under age 6 and…

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September 30, 2021 by WVCBP
The Cost of Inaction is Too High: Senator Manchin Must Support Robust Budget Reconciliation Package That Centers West Virginians’ Needs

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – Kelly Allen, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, released the following statement in response to Senator Manchin’s recent comments on the Build Back Better Act currently being negotiated in Washington: The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy strongly urges…

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September 14, 2021 by WVCBP
As Congress Returns to Washington, Data Show the Expanded Child Tax Credit is Working in West Virginia

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – In March of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act made significant but temporary changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC). In addition to increasing the value of the CTC and including more families in this critical support, ARPA included the flexibility for eligible families to…

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September 2, 2021 by WVCBP
Over Thirty In-State Organizations Urge Support for Robust Budget Resolution That Meets Needs of Workers and Families

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2021Contact: Kelly Allen, 304-612-4180 Charleston, WV – Today over 30 non-profit, advocacy, and direct service organizations representing West Virginia workers and families called on U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and West Virginia's entire federal delegation to support a robust budget resolution that meets the needs of the moment. Supports for workers and families…

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August 26, 2021 by WVCBP
14th Edition of State of Working West Virginia Explores Relationship between Declining Worker Power and Rising Economic Inequality in the Mountain State

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – As West Virginia works to recover from the COVID-19 recession, its path forward remains uncertain. While the pandemic undoubtedly introduced unique hardships, the difficult truth is that West Virginia has been struggling economically for decades. For many years, the state has lagged behind the nation in…

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August 11, 2021 by WVCBP
“Build Back Better” Federal Budget Resolution Important Step Toward Necessary Investments in West Virginia Workers and Families

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy released the following statement in response to the US Senate’s vote to advance a budget resolution paving the way to craft and enact a slate of investments known as the “Build Back Better” plan. US Senator Joe Manchin voted in…

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August 3, 2021 by WVCBP
New Report Explores Lessons Learned from the Pandemic, Outlines Blueprint for Economic Recovery

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – West Virginia faces a pivotal moment as we begin to emerge and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. While the pandemic brought many of its own unique challenges, an important takeaway that was highlighted during COVID-19 was that there are also longstanding, structural challenges to the…

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July 21, 2021 by WVCBP
New Report Highlights the Health and Economic Importance of Medicaid for WV, Provides Recommendations to Address Program’s Looming Fiscal Challenges

For Immediate Release: July 21, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – Medicaid is a federal and state health insurance program that helps low-income individuals and people with disabilities access affordable health care. Serving over 73 million people nationwide, the program provides a range of essential services that may otherwise be inaccessible to these individuals. Medicaid has been one…

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June 21, 2021 by WVCBP
346,000 West Virginia Children Eligible to Receive First Monthly Child Tax Credit Payment Next Month

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2021Contact: Kelly Allen or 304-612-4180 Charleston, WV - The White House declared today “Child Tax Credit Awareness Day” to raise knowledge and awareness about the transformative improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) approved as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The CTC provides much-needed relief to families, boosting opportunity and improving…

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