Presentations

May 2, 2019 by Sean O'Leary
What Happened at the West Virginia Legislature?

WVCBP Senior Policy Analyst Sean O'Leary gave this recap of the 2019 Legislative Session at the National Association of Social Workers - WV Conference on May 2, 2019 in Charleston. View PDF of presentation.

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February 20, 2019 by Ted Boettner
West Virginia Should Reject Call for Constitutional Convention

On Tuesday, February 19, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner presented this testimony to a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee urging members to reject calls for an Article V Convention of States to make amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 

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January 31, 2019 by Ted Boettner
Taking Inventory: The Impact of Exempting Business Personal Property Taxes in West Virginia

For years some lawmakers have pushed for eliminating or greatly reducing property taxes on business personal property. The result could mean shifting tax responsibilities onto people, more reductions in vital services such as schools, or a combination of both. During the 2019 Legislative Session, there have been two proposals for a constitutional amendment to eliminate or…

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December 6, 2018 by Ted Boettner
Overview of Mass Incarceration in West Virginia

On December 1, 2018, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the first Mountain State Racial Justice Summit on mass incarceration in the United States and West Virginia. The presentation included information on prison demographic trends, the impact of incarceration on race, wealth and employment, along with policies to move our communities forward. View the…

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October 30, 2018 by Ted Boettner
Business Tax Incentives: Advantages & Perils

On October 30, 2018, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute in Morgantown, WV on the advantages and disadvantages of business tax incentives. Read presentation.

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February 24, 2018 by Ted Boettner
Back to the Future: Can WV Avoid the Resource Curse?

WVCBP executive director Ted Boettner presented at the Appalachian Justice Symposium - West Virginia Law Review in Morgantown on the "resource curse" and how it has impacted the state's economy and workforce over the years. View Ted's presentation here.

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January 19, 2018 by Sean O'Leary
Medicaid Work Requirements Don’t Work

With the interest among West Virginia Department of Human Health and Resources, state officials and legislators to modify the state's Medicaid program through a waiver to implement "work requirements" on able-bodied Medicaid expansion recipients, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Senior Policy Analyst Sean O'Leary shows why work requirements don't work. View O'Leary's entire…

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