Presentations

July 21, 2017 by Ted Boettner
West Virginia Budget & Tax 101 (Summer Policy Institute)

On Friday, July 21, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the WVCBP’s 2017 Summer Policy Institute. The presentation covers what West Virginia's state budget pays for, where revenue comes from, how tax and spending decisions impact families and our economy, and the state's ongoing budget crisis. Here is his presentation.

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June 15, 2017 by Levi Pellegrin
Trump Budget Cuts Hit West Virginia Hard

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy summer research associate Levi Pellegrin presented on the impacts of President Trump's proposed budget would have on West Virginia at a Lunch and Learn on June 14 held at the Covenant House. View the presentation here. West Virginia relies more heavily on federal funding assistance than other states and…

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October 12, 2016 by Sean O'Leary
Why is West Virginia So Poor?

At October's Lunch and Learn at the West Virginia Covenant House, Rick Wilson (Executive Director of the American Friends Service Committee's West Virginia Economic Justice Project) and Sean O'Leary (Senior Policy Analyst with the WVCBP) discussed the history of West Virginia's chronically high poverty rate. This presentation is a preview of the 2015 State of Working…

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October 10, 2016 by WVCBP
West Virginia Medicaid: Funding a Healthy Future

This presentation by West Virginians for Affordable Health Care explains the importance of West Virginia's Medicaid program and recommendations for funding it into the future. Download PDF of presentation here.

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September 14, 2016 by Tara Martinez
The West Virginia Budget Crisis – How Did We Get Here? How Can We Get Back on Track?

Years of shrinking funding have undermined West Virginia’s most important public investments, such as higher education. The state now faces another significant budget shortfall next year that could result in more unaffordable spending cuts that continue to erode core public services that provide a foundation for prosperity in the state. Unless lawmakers act, the state…

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August 17, 2016 by Tara Holmes
Soda Tax in West Virginia

On Wednesday, August 17, Tara Holmes made this presentation at the WVCBP's monthly Lunch and Learn event on the impacts to West Virginia on increasing its soda tax. The event took place at the West Virginia Covenant House.

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July 29, 2016 by Sean O'Leary
Running the Numbers

On Friday, July 29, Senior Policy Analyst Sean O'Leary made this presentation to the 2016 Summer Policy Institute held at West Virginia Wesleyan College. View PDF of presentation.

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July 29, 2016 by Ted Boettner
West Virginia Budget and Tax 101

As part of the 2016 Summer Policy Institute at West Virginia Wesleyan College in July 2016, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner made this presentation on West Virginia's budget and current tax climate. Read presentation here. 

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June 6, 2015 by Ted Boettner
Healthy Lifestyles and Economic Development

On June 5-6, 2015, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the Try This Conference in Buckhannon, West Virginia. ReadHis presentation focused on the benefits of a healthy population including lower health care costs and greater economic productivity.In 2009, the cost of obesity alone cost West Virginia $1.2 billion.

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May 20, 2015 by Ted Boettner
Reverse the Curse: Fighting The Boom and Bust of Natural Resource Extraction

On May 20, 2015, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner took part in a legislative briefing in Columbus, Ohio sponsored by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative and Ohio Assembly members Jack Cera (District 96) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (District 58) to discuss how Ohio can maximize benefits and minimize costs in shale drilling in Ohio.Ted's presentation explored how…

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