WVCBP in the News

January 14, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
IWVP: Funding to Feed Families During the Pandemic

WOWK - On Inside West Virginia Politics, Seth DiStefano with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy talks about the COVID-19 aid package. The recent package included funding for aid to child nutrition and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Watch the full interview here. DiStefano says in West Virginia, that funding will…

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January 11, 2021 by Quenton King
W.Va. Leaders Address Correctional Staff Reluctance, Prisoner Access To COVID-19 Vaccine

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - More than half of the correctional employees in West Virginia have opted out of taking the COVID-19 vaccine, despite being prioritized by state health officials. Read the full article. They work with more than 9,800 incarcerated people who have not been prioritized in the state’s vaccine rollout plan, against a…

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January 5, 2021 by Quenton King
WV’s Jails Have Been More Than 1,300 People Over Capacity Since Dec. 1, and More Than 800 Inmates Contracted COVID During That Time

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Governing - Since Dec. 1, there have been COVID-19 outbreaks in five of West Virginia’s regional jails and at least four correctional centers. Read the full article. During that time, at least 833 inmates in the 10 regional jails throughout West Virginia tested positive for the virus, and three outbreaks in…

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December 31, 2020 by WVCBP
Nine Local Organizations Receive Funding from Sisters Health Foundation

Athens Messenger - Eight Athens County organizations were among the 34 recipients of grant funding in support of our vision of “healthy people in healthy communities”. At its most recent meeting, the Board of Directors approved a total of $387,500. Read the full article. Nine organizations that provide direct services, such as food and emergency…

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December 26, 2020 by WVCBP
Sisters Health Foundation Helps Fund Health Efforts

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - The Sisters Health Foundation awarded grant funding to 34 nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley in support of its vision of “healthy people in healthy communities.” Read the full article. At its most recent meeting, the Board of Directors approved a total of $387,500. Nine organizations that provide direct services, such…

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December 20, 2020 by Seth DiStefano
Community Reacts to Congress’ $900 Billion Relief Stimulus Deal

12WBOY, WOWK - A long-awaited $900 billion COVID-19 relief package is up in the air as Congress tries to make a decision to help millions of struggling Americans. Read the full article. Many people across the mountain state are relying on the money in that proposed package to stay afloat.  “What relief? Honestly, the $600…

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December 9, 2020 by WVCBP
Capito, Manchin Among Bipartisan Group of Senators Pushing Legislation to Promote Carbon Capturing

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia’s two U.S. senators signaled support Tuesday for legislation that would build on a 2018 law designed to encourage technological innovation in carbon capture usage and storage. read the full article. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., were among the senators introducing the 45Q Carbon Capture Utilization…

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