News Releases

November 3, 2017 by WVCBP
GOP Tax Plan Offers Nothing to Most West Virginians While Paving the Way for Cuts

For Immediate Release Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879 (Charleston, WV) -- Following the release of the House Republicans' new tax proposal, Ted Boettner Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy released the following statement:  "The House GOP tax plan released yesterday is an expensive new giveaway to wealthy households and major corporations at the expense of low-and…

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October 24, 2017 by WVCBP
Eliminating State and Local Tax Deduction to Pay for Tax Cuts for Wealthy Is a Bad Tradeoff for West Virginians

For Immediate Release  Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879 President Trump and congressional Republicans leaders' tax plan would eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) and use the revenue to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. This would be a bad tradeoff for low- and middle- income West Virginians, according…

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October 20, 2017 by WVCBP
Statement: Senate Passes Budget Plan to Advance Tax Cuts for the Very Wealthy at the Expense of Low- and Middle-Income West Virginians

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879 The budget resolution that the Senate passed yesterday brings Congress one step closer to enacting $1.5 trillion in unpaid-for tax cuts largely for the wealthy and profitable corporations while making low- and middle-income Americans foot the bill. The budget sets up a fast-track, partisan process for passing the Republican tax…

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October 16, 2017 by WVCBP
New Report: Poverty in West Virginia Stagnate and New Threats Ahead

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879 Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcomed progress in the nationwide fight against poverty over the last several years.  This is good news.  But West Virginia is not sharing in the national progress, as poverty here remains stagnant.  And actions from…

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October 6, 2017 by WVCBP
New CFPB Rule Affirms Protections from Predatory Lenders

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Linda Frame, 304.419.1454 Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued federal regulations to protect people from the abusive payday lending industry. The "PaydayFreeLandia" Coalition - a group of civil rights, labor, faith-based and community organizations from the 15 states, including West Virginia, where predatory payday lending is illegal -…

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October 5, 2017 by WVCBP
Abandoning the American Commitment to Ensure No Child Goes Hungry, House Passes Billions in Cuts to Food Assistance that Helps 357,000 West Virginians

For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879 Charleston, WV -  The 2018 budget resolution that the House of Representatives passed today strips billions of dollars from a program that helps working families put food on the table to accommodate massive tax cuts for corporations and the very wealthy. Alongside drastic cuts to programs that expand…

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September 28, 2017 by WVCBP
Improving Juvenile Justice in West Virginia

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304-543-4879 (Charleston, WV) - Every year in West Virginia, around 4,000 juveniles will appear before a judge. Pending the judge's decision, a juvenile may be given an improvement period to address the behavior, put on probation, referred to a special court, or committed to some form of out-of-home…

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September 14, 2017 by WVCBP
New U.S. Census Data Shows Poverty Remains a Problem in West Virginia

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879 While West Virginia continues to be a national leader in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, the fruits of that growth have not been shared broadly throughout the state. Nearly one-in-five West Virginians live in poverty, and the state has made little progress improving that statistic. West Virginia's…

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