WVCBP in the News

February 6, 2024 by WVCBP
Senate’s School Discipline Bill, Crafted by a Teacher, Faces Concerns for Cost and Students

West Virginia Watch - The Senate will consider a bill that backs elementary teachers’ decision to remove violent or threatening students. The legislation could cost cash-strapped school districts, which would be on the hook for creating alternative learning environments for removed students. Read the full article. Senate Education Chair Amy Grady, a public school teacher…

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February 2, 2024 by Kelly Allen
This Tech Titan Wants to Turn West Virginia Into a ‘Start-Up State’

New York Times - John Chambers grew up in West Virginia and went on to run what was once the world’s most valuable company, the computer networking firm Cisco Systems Inc. Now he is trying to help economically lagging West Virginia by making it a “start-up state” akin to Israel, which has been called the start-up nation.…

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February 1, 2024 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia is Marketing Itself to Business but Will Regular People Benefit?

Times West Virginian, West Virginia Press, Spirit of Jefferson - West Virginia is the place to do business. That’s the message lawmakers have been keen to spread as the state pursues policies and initiatives designed to encourage businesses to come to the Mountain State. Read the full article. Collectively, the effort is called Choose West…

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February 1, 2024 by WVCBP
Solving West Virginia’s Truancy Problem Takes Work on All Fronts, Attorney Says

WVNS, Yahoo News - It’s a stereotype that kids like to skip school and that they may celebrate when bad weather closes school doors. But West Virginia teachers are seeing a serious rise in chronic absenteeism, despite laws making truancy a crime and holding adult guardians legally accountable. Read the full article. According to Balanced…

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January 29, 2024 by Sean O'Leary
Balancing the State Budget on Inside West Virginia Politics

WOWK - On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about the budget, the Charleston State of the City address, the roadblocks to Governor Justice’s budget proposal and Charleston’s Restaurant Week. Watch the full segment. In Segment One, we talk to West Virginia District 1 Representative Carol Miller (R) about how she…

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January 29, 2024 by Kelly Allen
Budgets, Taxes And Clean Energy Jobs On This West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - On this West Virginia Morning, state lawmakers are mulling over countless tax proposals that would directly affect West Virginians and their wallets. On Friday’s episode of The Legislature Today, Randy Yohe spoke with House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and Kelly Allen, the executive director at the West Virginia Center on Budget &…

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January 26, 2024 by Kelly Allen
A Talk Of Budgets And Taxes

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - On this episode of The Legislature Today, lawmakers are mulling over countless tax proposals that would directly affect West Virginians and their wallets. Randy Yohe sat down with Kelly Allen, the executive director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, to discuss budgets…

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January 25, 2024 by Sean O'Leary
Budget Battle Brewing in West Virginia

WOWK - A storm is brewing over West Virginia’s proposed state budget for the coming year. Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) says his numbers are solid, but critics aren’t so sure. Read the full article. We are just 16 days into the legislative session, so the number crunching will continue for several more weeks. In his…

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January 24, 2024 by Seth DiStefano
Food Stamps: How Stricter SNAP Work Requirements May Negatively Impact Employment & More

Yahoo News - Recently, several policies have made changes to work requirements for food stamps. Instead of increasing employment rates and decreasing the number of people who rely on food assistance programs, studies have shown it’s had a negative impact on local communities. Read the full article. Work requirements are meant to force Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients…

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