WVCBP in the News

September 2, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Administration Pays Off Loan for Unemployment Fund, Spotlights Break for Employers

West Virginia MetroNews - Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the administration paid off the final $185 million on an interest-free federal loan that had been used as cushion for the state’s unemployment trust fund. Read the full article. The administration had set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in CARES Act funding in anticipation of paying…

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August 23, 2021 by WVCBP
A Tour Of Bail: How Other States Have Reformed The Money Bail System

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - States across the country have taken stabs at reforming how the money bail system operates. In West Virginia, the state legislature passed HB 2419, a law enacted in June 2020 that aimed to limit bail amounts, and by extension, shrink the exploding jail population. Read the full article. HB 2419 calls for judges…

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August 18, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Study: Unemployment Benefit Cuts have Not had Intended Effect

WOWK - Back in mid-June Governor Jim justice cut the extra $300 in federal weekly unemployment benefits early, which affected 15,000 people in the Mountain State. Watch the full segment. While many argue it was intended to get people back to work, the data shows a different reality. Ask most people in Charleston about ending…

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