February 19, 2013 by Ted Boettner
Child Poverty in West Virginia

On February 19, 2013, Executive Director Ted Boettner was a speaker at the Worth Our Care symposium in Charleston, WV. His presentation focused on child poverty in West Virginia, who is impacted by it and ways to address it. Read

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January 24, 2013 by Ted Boettner
Advocacy Strategies to Advance Policy Change

Executive Director Ted Boettner presented to Community Works in West Virginia on how advocacy organizations can use a policy window to best implement change. To learn more about effective strategies for how to make policy change happen, see his presentation 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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July 28, 2012 by Sean O'Leary
Work Sharing Helps Both Workers and Businesses

Work sharing gives businesses an alternative to lay-offs during times of economic uncertainty. This voluntary program allows them to use unemployment benefits to retain their workers. Already adopted in 24 states and the District of Columbia, work sharing could be particularly helpful to West Virginia's mining and construction industries which have both faced employment ups…

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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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February 13, 2012 by Ted Boettner
How Can Energy Fund OUR Future?

On February 13, 2012 Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the Annual Conference of the West Virginia Association of Counties on the benefits of an economic diversification fund in West Virginia. Such a fund would provide revenue for the state during times of economic slowdown which can especially hard-hitting to local and county governments and…

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February 10, 2012 by Ted Boettner
Estimating the Future Fund

Executive Director Ted Boettner was invited by the Senate Economic Development Committee to present information on a West Virginia Future Fund. Senate Bill 182 would create such a fund and is under consideration by the committee. He provided data on natural gas production and prices and gave estimates on how much revenue could accumulate in…

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February 2, 2012 by WVCBP
Health Policy Director Renate Pore presents to the House Government Organization Committee

Health Policy Director Renate Pore presented to the House Government Organization Committee on the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy's report "Medicaid Made Simple." As health care reform takes shape it is important for state policymakers to understand the importance of Medicaid to many West Virginia residents including the elderly, the disabled and 25%…

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