July 29th, 2016 by
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 29th, 2016 by
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 19th, 2015 by
Budget Beat – June 19, 2015

This Father's Day: Helping Working FathersTwo working-family tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), are powerful tools for reducing children's poverty and helping families put food on the table, while boosting the local economy.About 13 million fathers in low- and moderate-income working families received either the EITC or the…

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June 6th, 2015 by
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 20th, 2015 by
Tax Reform Committee Recap

Monday, the  Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform met again to continue the discussion of the proposed overhaul of West Virginia's tax system. The committee heard from economists from WVU and Marshall University, as well as representatives from the conservative Tax Foundation, the Council on State Taxation, and the National Conference of State Legislatures. The…

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May 8th, 2015 by
Budget Beat – May 8, 2015

Second Meeting Held to Look at Tax OverhaulThe history of West Virginia's previous efforts to overhaul its tax system and an overview of tax breaks going back over 100 years were on Monday's agenda of the Joint Select Committee of Tax Reform. Speakers included Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss and Deputy Secretary Mark Muchow at the…

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September 8th, 2014 by
Advocates to Prepare Policy Agendas

Charleston Daily Mail - After Tuesday, a coalition of individuals, groups and churches seeking an end to poverty in West Virginia will be one step closer to finalizing its 2015 legislative agenda. ReadOur Children, Our Future, comprised of dozens of groups and many individuals from across the state, will host a two-day policy symposium beginning…

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January 22nd, 2014 by
2014 Budget Breakfast

On January 22, 2014 the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy held its first Budget Breakfast. Executive Director Ted Boettner presented "West Virginia's Fiscal Outlook: Moving Forward or Moving Back." A PDF of the presentation is available here. 

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September 11th, 2012 by
Business Tax Expenditures: Moving Toward Transparency and Accountability in West Virginia

On September 11, 2012, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the WV Legislative Interims to the Joint Economic Development Commission regarding transparency and accountability of business tax incentives. Boettner found that West Virginia should take steps to help policymakers and the public know if taxpayer-funded subsides are creating…

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February 25th, 2012 by
Presentation to 2012 WVEA Gathering

Executive Director Ted Boettner presented to the West Virginia Education Association's membership at its 2012 Mid-Winter Conference. His presentation focused on the state budget, how the state could shift funding to more effectively pay for important programs, and why business tax cuts are not good policy decisions for West Virginia. View the presentation in PDF…

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