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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July 28, 2014 by Sean O'Leary
Stemming the Retirement Crisis: West Virginia Voluntary Retirement Accounts

On July 22, 2014, Sean O'Leary and Ted Boettner from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and Angela Vance from the WV-AARP presented the benefits of Voluntary Retirement Accounts (VERA) to the Our Children Our Future Policy Workshop in Clarksburg, WV. View the full presentation. Overview - The Retirement Problem Retirement Income Deficit…

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January 22, 2014 by Ted Boettner
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 11, 2012 by Ted Boettner
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 25, 2012 by Ted Boettner
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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