WVCBP in the News

November 23, 2022 by WVCBP
Daycare Operators Warn of Statewide Closures, When Covid Relief Funds End

WVNS - Close to 70,000 West Virginia children live in households where all parents work, according to data the West Virginia Center for Policy and Budget released in 2020. Read the full article. For every available childcare provider, more than three children are waiting. Like those in most industries, Beckley daycare providers said, since the…

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November 23, 2022 by WVCBP
Women’s Suffrage to be Discussed at Library

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - The story of women’s suffrage in West Virginia will be the topic of a presentation from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the South Parkersburg Branch of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library. Read the full article. Renate Pore, who has a doctorate in history and is the treasurer of the West…

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November 16, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
4th Annual Food For All Summit Returns to Buckhannon

WBOY, News Break, Darik News - After a three-year pause due to the pandemic, the 4th Annual Food For All Summit for West Virginia returns to Buckhannon on Wednesday. Read the full article. The Food For All Summit brings in people from all over the state of West Virginia to talk about food security issues…

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November 10, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Marion County Officials Thankful for the Failure of Amendment 2

Times West Virginian, Yahoo News - Marion County officials are breathing a sigh of relief after learning that West Virginia voters rejected Amendment 2. Read the full article. Amendment 2, also known as the Property Tax Modernization Act, was intended to entice businesses to move to West Virginia by amending the state constitution to allow…

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November 9, 2022 by WVCBP
As Prices Climb, WV Families Face Hardship Without Child Tax Credit

Public News Service - Some parents said they have struggled to make ends meet after federal monthly Child Tax Credit payments of between $300 and $360 a month per child stopped last December. Without the extra cash, some West Virginians anticipate not being able to afford basic necessities as consumer goods and gas prices continue…

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November 8, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Amendments 1, 3 and 4 Move Toward Defeat

West Virginia MetroNews - Constitutional amendments were headed toward defeat as results came in Election Night. Read the full article. With more than three quarters of all precincts across the state reporting, Amendment One on impeachment powers was being voted down 219,792 to 157,161. Amendment Two, the highest profile measure about property taxes, was being…

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November 8, 2022 by Kelly Allen
West Virginia Gov. Justice Celebrates Defeat of Amendment 2

West Virginia News - The people of West Virginia have spoken, Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday evening. Read the full article. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the state’s proposed Amendment 2, according to unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. With 40 of the state’s 55 counties reporting at least partial results as of…

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November 5, 2022 by WVCBP
Justice Urges Voters to ‘Get Serious’ in Opposing Amendment 2

The Inter-Mountain, Wheeling Intelligencer - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says it’s time to “get serious” and think about what might happen if Amendment 2, “The Property Tax Modernization Amendment,” passes in next week’s general election. Read the full article. If approved, the measure would give the West Virginia Legislature authority to exempt machines and equipment directly used in…

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November 4, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
West Virginia Office of Budget Control Talks Amendments 2 & 4

WSAZ - Election day is less than a week away, and there has been a lot of buzz about a couple items on the ballot in West Virginia. Watch the full segment. Seth DiStefano with the West Virginia Office of Budget Control stopped by First Look at Four to talk about Amendments 2 & 4.

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