WVCBP in the News

January 15th, 2019 by
Analysis: Business Property-Tax Cut Wouldn’t Bring Jobs

Public News Service - The governor and legislative leaders again are considering repealing the personal property tax for businesses. Read full article. But according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, it's unlikely to bring job growth. Last year, lawmakers looked at ending that tax on inventory, machinery and equipment. Sean O'Leary, a senior…

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January 8th, 2019 by
WVU Aims for Funding Stabilization, Anti-Hazing Legislation in New Year

Daily Athenaeum - When the 2019 West Virginia Legislative Session begins Wednesday, WVU will be lobbying for legislation relating to the higher education budget, anti-hazing laws and campus carry. Read full article. Foremost, the University will be looking into stabilizing the funds allocated to higher education, Rob Alsop, vice president for strategic initiatives at WVU, said…

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January 8th, 2019 by
Lawmakers Outline Legislative Priorities

Beckley Register-Herald - West Virginia lawmakers have outlined their priorities for the 2019 legislative session, which begins Wednesday, and while education commands a number of planned initiatives, there are also issues of governance, infrastructure and a rollback on taxes – in the neighborhood of $130 million – on business inventory and equipment. Marijuana, too, is likely…

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January 7th, 2019 by
Panelists Note Cluster of State Needs in Budget Panel

The Martinsburg Journal - Grappling with the salient needs for social services, education, infrastructure and other aspects of residents’ lives, panelists contemplated challenges faced by legislators regarding the coming budget at the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead Friday at the Culture Center in Charleston. Read article. In response to one impassioned question from the…

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December 23rd, 2018 by
Morrisey is Not Working for the Health of W.Va.

Beckley Register-Herald - With an unusually frothy head of news coming out of our nation’s capital these past couple of weeks, concerning even for an administration defined by constant chaos, and with fortunes falling fast on Wall Street as the overall economy sits on a perilous perch overlooking an anticipated slowdown in 2019, the buzz…

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December 14th, 2018 by
SNAP Benefits Saved in Congressional Farm Bill

WOWK-TV - Over 340-thousand West Virginians use federally funded SNAP benefits to feed their families. In some cases able-bodied adults with no dependents must work or volunteer 20 hours per week, to get their food card. The multi-billion dollar farm bill that just passed Congress was originally intending to increase work requirements to keep SNAP…

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