Presentations

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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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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