WVCBP in the News

December 2, 2020 by WVCBP
State Tax Collections Continue to Top Projections in November

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch - State tax collections in November continued to top expectations, likely as federal pandemic stimulus funding continues to churn the state economy. Read the full article. Justice and Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy have downplayed the impact of the infusion of more than $3 billion of federal pandemic stimulus funds into the…

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November 30, 2020 by WVCBP
Head of WV Coal Association to Retire after Decades of Influential Industry Leadership

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Logan Banner - The president and CEO of the West Virginia Coal Association is retiring after a half-century of service to the coal industry and an indelible impact on the state’s coal legislation. Read the full article. The West Virginia Coal Association announced Monday that Bill Raney would retire effective Jan. 1, 2021.…

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November 24, 2020 by Seth DiStefano
West Virginia Weighs-In on More COVID-19 Aid from Congress

WOWKTV - There could be more COVID-19 aid coming from Washington, DC. When Congress convenes the week after Thanksgiving, there will be formal proposals from both parties, which have been far apart, on another round of stimulus. Watch the news segment here.

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November 22, 2020 by WVCBP
Local Families Struggling this Holiday Season

Beckley Register-Herald - Thanksgiving is a celebration of gratitude, an acknowledgment of the blessings and bounties bestowed on us throughout the year. Read the full article. Though 2020 has presented unimagined challenges, we at United Way are thankful for the community of southern West Virginia, a community that cares.

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November 20, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
Ohio Valley Economic Outlook Grim As COVID Aid Programs End

Ohio Valley Resource, West Virginia Public Broadcasting - With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages, including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums, and expanded unemployment benefits, is set to expire at the end of December. Read the full article. The consequences could be…

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November 18, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
Report: Status of Economy has Minimal Effect on Racial Disparities in West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Racial disparity in West Virginia looks the same during a recession as it does during periods of economic growth, according to a new report released this month. Read the full article. From economic status and education to health care access and infant mortality rates, almost every measure of racial inequality in the State…

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November 16, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
New Study Finds Persistent Racial Disparities in West Virginia

WOWK, CBS FOX59 - A newly released report looks at racial disparities in West Virginia. Read the full article. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy says they want to open up a conversation about it and develop a common way of thinking about race. According to their annual State of Working West Virginia…

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November 9, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
US Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument on the Affordable Care Act

WDTV - Even after a decade the affordable care act still has an uncertain future as an oral argument will be held by the US supreme court on Tuesday and this could play a huge roll in West Virginia if repealed. Read full article. “No state benefited more from the affordable care act than West…

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November 9, 2020 by Kelly Allen
Politicians Who Want to Ditch Obamacare Say They’ll Protect West Virginians with Preexisting Conditions. But it’s Not that Easy.

Mountain State Spotlight - A blurry eye and a numb foot. Those were Rachel Montgomery’s earliest symptoms when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about nine years ago. When she’s on medication, she lives normally. Without it, she loses her balance. Fatigue sets in and numbness spreads throughout her body. Read the full article. Montgomery is…

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