WVCBP in the News

August 15, 2022 by Renee Alves
The State Senate Property Tax Plan: A Look at the Pros and Cons

The Dominion Post - Republican state Senators are hopeful that voters will approve Amendment 2 in November and set the Senate GOP tax reduction plan in motion. Read the full article. Four proposed amendments to the state Constitution will be on the ballot. Amendment 2 is called the Property Tax Modernization Amendment. Its official summary…

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August 12, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Senate Climate Bill has West Virginia Written All Over It

AP, 95.5WSB - The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. Read the full article. The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely from its roots. The bill…

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August 2, 2022 by WVCBP
Marking 25th Anniversary, CHIP Advocates Call for Permanent Funding

Public News Service, Clay County Free Press - The federal health-insurance program for children helps keep more than 200,000 West Virginia children insured. Read the full article. Advocates said the Children's Health Insurance Program, which marks its 25th anniversary this week, is a lifeline for families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but do not…

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July 30, 2022 by WVCBP
The States With the Cheapest and Most Expensive Health Insurance

The Street - Enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace reached a record high this year. The increase was likely due to increased premium tax credits for the coverage and extended eligibility that was part of the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden in 2021, according to the Urban Institute. Read the full…

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July 28, 2022 by WVCBP
Income Tax Cut Passes West Virginia House, Heads to Senate

AP, US News, Midland Reporter-Telegram, WV News - The West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed the Republican governor’s plan to reduce the state income tax by 10%, setting up a clash in the Senate, whose president is cold to the idea. Read the full article. The GOP-controlled House supported the bill on a…

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July 27, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Public Hearing On Abortion Law Debate Highly Charged, Emotional

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - More than 100 people signed up to speak at a public hearing Wednesday on the abortion bill. Read the full article. With so many wanting to speak, each person was given 45 seconds. Several were escorted out of the chamber by police for running overtime. Several of the women who…

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July 25, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Talking About Income Tax on This Week’s Episode of Inside West Virginia Politics

WOWK - On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about Gov. Justice’s income tax cut proposal, goals for the West Virginia Democratic Party and the Charleston Police Department. Listen to the full segment. In Segments One and Two, Mark Curtis talks to two people about Gov. Justice’s income tax cut proposal.…

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July 24, 2022 by Kelly Allen
As Special Session Gears Up, Governor Says He Talked Up Tax Plan to Senators

West Virginia MetroNews - Just ahead of a special session to consider cutting personal income taxes, Gov. Jim Justice says he met with senators to try to persuade them. Read the full article. The special session is supposed to start at noon Monday, but it’s entirely unclear whether the Republican governor and the Senate’s Republican…

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July 23, 2022 by WVCBP
Governor’s Income Tax Cut is Smoke and Mirrors

Times West Virginian - Here we go again. Read the full article. West Virginia legislators are being beckoned to Charleston for a special session, this time to pass a bill that would lower the state income tax by 10% with the long-term goal of total elimination of the income tax. Now, we fully support putting…

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