WVCBP in the News

January 22, 2022 by WVCBP
Annual Breakfast Gives W.Va. Lawmakers Chance to Analyze Governor’s Budget

WCHS TV - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy hosted its annual Budget Breakfast on Friday. Watch the full segment. It marks the ninth time the breakfast has been held. Organizers conduct the event during the legislative session each year. The event provides a chance for lawmakers to analyze the governor's proposed budget…

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January 21, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Sales Tax Cut Could Spend Revenue WV Doesn’t Have

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia is one of many states set to use revenue surpluses brought by federal relief money for tax cuts. Read the full article. After lawmakers last week near-unanimously approved $350 million in subsidies for the Mason County Nucor steel recycling plant project and further capital improvements, Democrats on Tuesday announced that…

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January 21, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
W.Va. Economists Talk Jobs, Workforce Participation And Nucor

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - This week on The Legislature Today, West Virginians weigh in on a controversial piece of legislation. As health reporter June Leffler reports, pro-life and pro-choice residents spoke on two abortion bills at a public hearing Monday in front of state lawmakers. Listen to the full segment. Also, in this show, energy…

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January 19, 2022 by WVCBP
Child Tax Credit: What Parents Need to Know to Get the Rest of the Payment in 2022

Good Morning America, ABC News - For millions of parents across the country, the New Year has started off without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit expansion, a deposit of several hundred dollars that parents had relied on since July, when the expansion went into effect. Read the full article. "That was the only income…

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January 19, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Coal Miners Weren’t Happy When Joe Manchin Derailed Build Back Better

Sierra Club Magazine - When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III, a well-known coal baron, withdrew support from the Build Back Better agenda, the Biden administration’s landmark climate and social safety net bill, an influential coal mining union was quick to respond. Read the full article. The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), a labor union formed in…

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January 18, 2022 by WVCBP
Letter: Bring On the ‘Biden Bucks’

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - Get those Biden Bucks flowing! But they're not. Because Sen. Joe Manchin has a problem with helping folks who need it. And why? Because he wants a work requirement. Or is he just plain stingy, while his Senate colleagues stand frozen in the face of the irremovable Senate filibuster? Read the full…

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