WVCBP in the News

October 27, 2020 by WVCBP
Oil, Gas Push for Millions in Tax Cuts

Beckley Register-Herald - While West Virginians are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and trying to figure out if their kids can attend school, the oil and gas industry is working with the West Virginia State Tax Department to cut its property taxes by as much as $62 million per year. Last month, the state tax…

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October 20, 2020 by Kelly Allen
Organizations Share Concerns About ‘Obamacare’ Lawsuit Ahead of Oral Arguments

West Virginia MetroNews - With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments next month regarding former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a group of West Virginia organizations on Tuesday shared their concerns about what overturning the law could mean for the state. Read the full article. The West Virginia Center on Budget…

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October 20, 2020 by Kelly Allen
200K Could Lose ACA Insurance

The Dominion Post, Insurance News Net - If the Affordable Care Act is overturned, nearly 200,000 West Virginians would lose their health care insurance and 16,000 jobs in the state would be lost. Read the full article. These are some of the statistics that came out of a Zoom meeting Tuesday held by the West…

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October 20, 2020 by WVCBP
17 West Virginia Non-profits Call on Governor Justice to Reallocate Remaining CARES Act Funding

WVVA - As part of federal COVID-relief legislation passed in March, West Virginia received $1.25 billion to address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article. As of October 19, there is still over $969 million remaining unspent with a December 30 deadline for utilizing the funds. Governor Justice’s current proposal would send…

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October 12, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
WV Childhood Well-Being Slightly on Decline Before COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia children are faring better in some small ways, but as a whole the well-being of the state’s youth is on a minor decline, according to the 2020 KIDS COUNT data book. Read the full article. The national data book, released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, uses 16 factors…

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October 10, 2020 by Kelly Allen
Business Briefcase

Beckley Register-Herald - Kelly Allen has been named executive director of  The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Read the full article. Allen will lead the nonprofit’s team of seven staff members into their 13th year as an authority on state budget and tax policy. Allen joined the WVCBP in 2018 as policy outreach…

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October 7, 2020 by Kelly Allen
Justice Says Postponing Federal Stimulus Negotiations is ‘Not Good’

West Virginia MetroNews - Gov. Jim Justice says President Trump should not suspend negotiations on the latest round of federal coronavirus relief. Read full article. “I don’t want him to do that,” Justice said today, “and I do not think that’s the thing to do.” New data out this week shows that two-thirds of renters…

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October 6, 2020 by Kelly Allen
Director Hire Made for West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

West Virginia MetroNews - A divergence in economic recovery during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is what the new executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy said analysts with her organization have been tracking in recent weeks. Read full article. “Higher income folks have almost completely recovered jobs in West Virginia, but it’s low-wage…

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October 3, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
Business Briefcase

Beckley Register-Herald - Sean O’Leary, senior policy analyst at the nonpartisan West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, reports in a blog post that West Virginia had recovered roughly two-thirds of the 93,900 jobs it lost in March and April. Read full article. “As previous posts have shown, most of those gains occurred in May…

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