January 15, 2020 by WVCBP
Reducing Taxes as a Path to Growth? A Look at the Evidence

Dr. Sian Mughan prepared this presentation for the 2020 Budget Breakfast held on January 15, 2020. Dr. Mughan is assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her research interests include local government finance, fiscal federalism, criminal justice policy, and institutions. Some of her research has shown how tax and budgetary…

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September 16, 2019 by Ted Boettner
Paying for Medicare for All

On September 16, 2019 Executive Director Ted Boettner presented to a coalition on how to pay for Medicaid for All. The presentation explored several studies on the financing and distributional impact of Medicare for All proposals. View presentation.

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September 12, 2019 by Ted Boettner
West Virginia: How Bright is Our Economic Future?

On September 10, 2019, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented to the Jefferson County League of Women Voters at their monthly meeting. The presentation explored the challenges West Virginia's economy faces, what has been driving recent economic growth, and how to chart a sustainable economic future that results in more shared prosperity. View presentation.

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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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