WVCBP in the News

May 16, 2022 by WVCBP
Appalachian Activists Renew Calls for Federal Climate Action as Time Ticks Away on Current Congress

Huntington Herald-Dispatch - Appalachian climate groups are making another push for federal climate action as time grows short on Congress’ window to pass clean energy and climate legislation before midterm elections that could keep that window shut for the foreseeable future. Read the full article. Forty Appalachian and national organizations signed a letter addressed to…

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April 24, 2022 by WVCBP
New Study Details Impact of Expanded Child Tax Credit

West Virginia MetroNews - Last year’s child tax credit expansion provided families with a revenue source for routine expenses and essential items as well as funding for emergencies and addressing debt, according to a recent report. Read the full article. The Brookings Institution’s Global Economy and Development program released a study detailing the effects of the expanded…

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April 21, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
How West Virginia’s History Affects its Residents

McDaniel Free Press - Because of the limits social media has, people seem to overlook the reality we live in today. Most U.S. citizens are interested in scrolling through social media apps for news, but that does not mean they are gaining important information every time they turn their phone on. Here is how social…

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April 10, 2022 by WVCBP
West Virginians Lead Blockade of Coal Plant That Made Manchin Rich

Common Dreams, Raw Story, Salon, Scheer Post - Organizers of the "Coal Baron Blockade" protest which targeted right-wing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's coal empire Saturday afternoon reported that state police almost immediately began arresting campaigners who assembled in Grant Town, West Virginia. Read the full article. "Sen. Joe Manchin's policies hurt poor people and hurt our…

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April 8, 2022 by WVCBP
SCOTUS Decision in Mississippi Case Could Reshape W.Va. Abortion Law

Beckley Register-Herald, Fairmont Times West Virginian - Over the last two decades, West Virginia went from one of the bluest states to one of the reddest. It also went from a state with expansive abortion access to one that will likely see the end of the procedure should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v.…

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April 1, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
WV Revenue Collection Again Exceeds Lowered Expectations in March

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia exceeded Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue projections for March, collecting $488.1 million against an estimated $337.987 million. Read the full article. In total, the revenue collection for March was $150.1 million above the governor’s estimates, which Justice has kept low throughout his term as governor. Justice again referred to taking the…

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April 1, 2022 by Kelly Allen
State’s Revenue Collections Blow $740 Million Past the Fiscal Estimate

West Virginia MetroNews - Three-quarters of the way through the fiscal year, state government is running three-quarters of a billion dollars ahead of annual revenue estimates. Read the full article. “Now, not only are we on the rocket ship ride, we’re kicking back and really enjoying ourselves,” Gov. Jim Justice said in a briefing today. “We’re continuing…

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March 29, 2022 by WVCBP
Simulation Planned To Show Challenges Of Life After Correctional System

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - About 95 percent of people who leave prison or jail return home without the resources they need to transition back into society, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy. Some of the barriers they face include housing and supervision restrictions or problems getting a job with a…

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March 21, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Governor Vetoes Millions the House Intended for a Tax Cut, Riling Some Delegates

West Virginia MetroNews - When delegates were discussing whether to embrace a $4.65 billion general revenue budget along with another possible billion dollars in surplus spending, one aspect of their focus was whether the governor would accept a House priority: setting aside $265 million as savings to prepare for income tax reductions down the line.…

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March 20, 2022 by WVCBP
Reentry Simulation Being Held at Concord University

Lootpress - “Overcoming Barriers to Reentry & Reintegration Post Incarceration,” a reentry simulation event will be held at Concord University on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Read the full article. The Concord University Sociology Department and the WV Reentry Councils are sponsoring the event.Beverly Sharp, Director of the WV Reentry Councils, along with Ashley Lough from…

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