WVCBP in the News

January 23, 2023 by Kelly Allen
Gov. Jim Justice Hosts Town Hall to Discuss Legislation to Cut W.Va. Income Tax

WTAP - Governor Jim Justice hosted a town hall Monday in Charleston to discuss legislation to cut the West Virginia state income tax by 50% over the next three years. Watch the full segment. The legislation, House Bill 2526, is currently under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee. During his town hall, Justice said he…

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January 21, 2023 by WVCBP
Wheeling Health Right: Where Free Medical and Dental Services Go Hand in Hand

WTRF - Poor oral health is widespread in West Virginia, but Wheeling Health Right was recognized nationally for their fully integrated medical and dental free clinic.  Read the full article. It significantly affects almost all aspects of life including the workforce, emergency room utilization, and chronic health conditions.   According to a 2014 report from the…

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January 20, 2023 by Seth DiStefano
Joe Manchin Has Tortured Dems. Now They Need Him Again.

Daily Beast - For the last two years, whenever Sen. Joe Manchin opened his mouth, many Democrats got ready to wince—it usually meant he was about to dismiss or pump the brakes on one of the party’s agenda items. Read the full article. But now, Democrats are anxious for the word from Manchin on something…

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January 20, 2023 by Kelly Allen
W.Va. Senate Seeks Change to Unemployment Benefits

WSAZ - Twenty-Six weeks of unemployment could soon be a thing of the past in West Virginia. Read the full article. The state Senate is advancing a proposal to adjust the number of weeks based on the state’s unemployment rate -- up to 20 weeks if unemployment hits or exceeds 9% and just 12 weeks…

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January 20, 2023 by Kelly Allen
West Virginia Officials Eye a Big Tax Cut But Also Take Measure of Big Expenses

West Virginia MetroNews - West Virginia officials continue to discuss a major income tax cut, even as they’re also balancing additional expenses for state government. Read the full article. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw described recent discussions about a possible income tax cut as “transformative.” “We don’t want to do something that’s not truly impactful,” Hanshaw,…

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January 19, 2023 by Kelly Allen
State Budgets Are Booming. How Will Higher Ed Fare?

Inside Higher Ed - State budget season is here, and with a few notable exceptions—California and New York among them—many states are entering it with a significant surplus. Read the full article. Thanks to a number of factors—including increased tax revenue, lingering pandemic stimulus funds and, at least in oil- and gas-rich states, boom times for the energy…

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