WVCBP in the News

October 24, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Sen. Joe Manchin Wants to Restrict Who Gets the Child Tax Credit. These West Virginians May Pay the Price if He Gets His Way.

Washington Post - Cable news flickered on the flat-screen television in Ruth and James Jones’s living room. The CNN ticker read: “Biden lowers spending bill price in effort to lure Manchin and Sinema.” The couple watched and listened. Read the full article. They are raising two grandchildren, ages 10 and 17, on a limited income…

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October 21, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginians are Disappointed in Joe Manchin

Sierra - In mid-October, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a Democrat, announced he would forgo the prosperity of his constituents and their descendants by refusing to vote for a climate measure billed as the nation’s last-ditch effort to secure a livable future. Read the full article. That measure is the Clean Electricity Payment Program, or CEPP, a…

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October 20, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
With Unvaccinated Accounting for 93% of WV COVID-19 Deaths, Dr. Marsh Reinforces Need for Shots

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll reached 4,219 Wednesday, including 2,878 deaths of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals since vaccines became available, a point state coronavirus czar Dr. Clay Marsh drove home during the state COVID-19 briefing. Read the full article. Since COVID-19 vaccines became available last December, the virus has killed 3,102…

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October 20, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6% in September

Associated Press, Opera News - West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 in September, the lowest rate since August 2008. Read the full article. Total unemployment grew 1,200 over the month and the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 2,100 to 36,000, WorkForce West Virginia said in…

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October 20, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%

Huntington Herald-Dispatch - West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 in September, the lowest rate since August 2008. Read the full article. Total unemployment grew 1,200 over the month and the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 2,100 to 36,000, WorkForce West Virginia said in a statement.…

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October 20, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Joe Manchin Isn’t Moved by Dem Attacks—He’s Emboldened By Them

The Daily Beast - When activists paddled their kayaks to Sen. Joe Manchin’s houseboat in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to protest the West Virginia Democrat’s opposition to a $3.5 trillion social welfare bill, what they encountered was a man very comfortable with being heckled. Read the full article. Like others who have pressured Manchin to…

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October 18, 2021 by WVCBP
House Democrat Calls West Virginia Economy ‘Irrelevant’

Yahoo News - An Illinois Democrat has been criticized after dismissing West Virginia’s economy as “irrelevant" to his party's key climate policy in the social spending package. Read the full article. The Clean Electricity Performance Program would reward utilities that adopt renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, penalizing utilities that do not make the transition. The…

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October 18, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
‘It’s Just Hard to Find Somebody’: Navigating Childcare During the COVID Pandemic

Jackson Newspapers - Patricia Kelly, owner of Precious Memories Kid Care, said it's always been difficult finding childcare employees, but the pandemic has made it worse. Read the full article. COVID-19 caused several of Patricia Kelly's childcare employees to leave. For some, they quit out of caution to stay safe and healthy, others were terminated because…

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October 18, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
The Money of Politics: What’s Happening in West Virginia and Washington DC

WOWK - On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin discusses her request for a special session of the West Virginia Legislature and Governor Jim Justice’s reaction. She also talks about what the city has been doing with federal funding and how events returning to Charleston have affected the city’s…

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