After several meetings to take up the issue, last night the Kanawha County Commission unanimously passed a resolution calling for federal action to invest in coalfield communities, which is very similar to the POWER+ Plan included in President Obama’s FY 2016 budget. Commissioners in Wyoming, Lincoln, and Fayette Counties have passed similar resolutions and over a dozen have been passed in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The resolutions urge West Virginia’s Congressional delegation to support federal investment to help spur economic growth in areas of the state struggling with job losses. Here’s more in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Join us as we launch the new West Virginia Earned Income Tax Coalition and its new website!
When: November 16, 2015 12:00 pm
Where: Governor’s Press Conference Room (off the Secretary of State’s office)
Why: See how your county would benefit from a West Virginia EITC
RSVP Contact: Tara Martinez 304.720.8682 (please RSVP to reserve lunch)
A state EITC would make it easier for lower-paid workers to make ends meet and afford basic necessities like childcare and transportation. With families with very low wages, the credit increases with every dollar earned, which encourages them to work more hours. That additional experience in the workforce can lead to higher pay and better opportunities, helping to put their family on a better path.
Remind Congress to support hard working West Virginians, including 15,000 veteran and military families, this Veterans Day who rely on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit to make ends meet. Click here to send your message to our leaders in Washington.
Need college credits? Interested in working in the community to help low-income families? Apply to be a WVCBP’s intern or fellow. With several options available, there is sure to be something to fit your schedule.
Take advantage of the early bird discount for this year’s Budget Breakfast by registering today!
We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, presenting, “Tax Cuts Poor Strategy for Shared Prosperity: Lessons from North Carolina.”
The event will kick-off with Ted’s annual preview of the governor’s upcoming budget. Join us on January 19 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center!
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