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September 25, 2015

Final Days to Cast Vote for 2016 Our Children Our Future Platform (Budget Beat – September 25, 2015)

Cast Your Vote for the 2016 Our Children Our Future Policy Platform – Deadline Wednesday!

Time is running out to vote for the top issues that will become next year’s platform to help end child poverty in West Virginia.

Take a minute and vote for your top five choices today! Help us put a West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit and Fair Taxes That Protects Roads, Children and Seniors on the platform!

A Win-Win Marcellus Tax Incentive

West Virginia is in the midst of a natural gas drilling boom that has not brought gains in employment along with it. Our report out this week recommends a new tax incentive that, instead of providing tax breaks that largely benefit out-of-state corporations, would put money directly into the state’s budget while giving an incentive to natural gas consumers and producers who create West Virginia manufacturing jobs.

Here’s more in this week’s Charleston Gazette-Mail.

natural gas boom not brining jobs Is Tax Reform a Done Deal This Session?

Meetings of the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform continue on Monday and throughout the fall. What recommendations will the Committee present to the legislature? Based on comments this week from Senate President Bill Cole in the Beckley Register-Herald, this may not be the year for tax reform.

We are following this process closely and encourage you to attend the Committee’s public hearing on October 20 to have your voice heard on this important process that affects all of us in West Virginia.

Exciting Job Opportunities!

The Nature Conservancy is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Energy Policy Coordinator. This is a half-time position based in Charleston. Candidates are encouraged to apply even if they are not able to move to Charleston. Apply online at online at

Our partners at West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families are looking for an Administrative Director to join their dynamic team. Learn more about this exciting opportunity here.

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