WVCBP in the News

April 8, 2022 by WVCBP
SCOTUS Decision in Mississippi Case Could Reshape W.Va. Abortion Law

Beckley Register-Herald, Fairmont Times West Virginian - Over the last two decades, West Virginia went from one of the bluest states to one of the reddest. It also went from a state with expansive abortion access to one that will likely see the end of the procedure should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v.…

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April 1, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
WV Revenue Collection Again Exceeds Lowered Expectations in March

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia exceeded Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue projections for March, collecting $488.1 million against an estimated $337.987 million. Read the full article. In total, the revenue collection for March was $150.1 million above the governor’s estimates, which Justice has kept low throughout his term as governor. Justice again referred to taking the…

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April 1, 2022 by Kelly Allen
State’s Revenue Collections Blow $740 Million Past the Fiscal Estimate

West Virginia MetroNews - Three-quarters of the way through the fiscal year, state government is running three-quarters of a billion dollars ahead of annual revenue estimates. Read the full article. “Now, not only are we on the rocket ship ride, we’re kicking back and really enjoying ourselves,” Gov. Jim Justice said in a briefing today. “We’re continuing…

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March 29, 2022 by WVCBP
Simulation Planned To Show Challenges Of Life After Correctional System

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - About 95 percent of people who leave prison or jail return home without the resources they need to transition back into society, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy. Some of the barriers they face include housing and supervision restrictions or problems getting a job with a…

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March 21, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Governor Vetoes Millions the House Intended for a Tax Cut, Riling Some Delegates

West Virginia MetroNews - When delegates were discussing whether to embrace a $4.65 billion general revenue budget along with another possible billion dollars in surplus spending, one aspect of their focus was whether the governor would accept a House priority: setting aside $265 million as savings to prepare for income tax reductions down the line.…

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March 20, 2022 by WVCBP
Reentry Simulation Being Held at Concord University

Lootpress - “Overcoming Barriers to Reentry & Reintegration Post Incarceration,” a reentry simulation event will be held at Concord University on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Read the full article. The Concord University Sociology Department and the WV Reentry Councils are sponsoring the event.Beverly Sharp, Director of the WV Reentry Councils, along with Ashley Lough from…

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March 15, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Billion Dollars in Anticipated Surplus is a Windfall, and a Big Target of Questions

West Virginia MetroNews - West Virginia lawmakers passed a $4.65 billion general revenue budget at the end of their regular session. Tacked onto that was another billion dollars in possible spending, an unprecedented amount on the strength of federal relief dollars. Read the full article. There are always additional funding items as a sort of…

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March 10, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Tweaked Unemployment Bill Up for Passage in House Friday

Charleston Gazette-Mail - A West Virginia House of Delegates bill making slight tweaks to the Senate’s signature unemployment bills will be up for passage Friday morning. Read the full article. If adopted, Senate Bill 2 would return to its original body for senators to either accept or reject the amendments adopted by House Finance Committee…

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March 9, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
While WV Lawmakers Tackle Child Hunger, Their Inaction Will Push Thousands of Adults Off Emergency Food Assistance

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald - More West Virginians will likely go hungry this fall, after lawmakers failed to extend a program for emergency food assistance. Read the full article. As many as 24,000 adult West Virginians could be pushed off of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, starting in October, if they…

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