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October 4, 2013

Thousands Sign Up for Health Care

Budget Beat – October 4, 2013

stethoscope_dr_pad.jpgThousands of West Virginians signed up for health care as open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act kicked off this week. Have questions about how it all works? Brandon’s OpEd in the Daily Mail answers many questions about Obamacare.

In Case You Missed It

This week the WVCBP released Giving West Virginia’s Workers a Raise: Increasing the State Minimum Wage which outlines reasons why an increase is long overdue. As state policymakers focus on decreasing the number of children living in poverty in West Virginia, helping to provide a higher wage to working families is an important step. It’s time for West Virginia to join the other 19 states that have raised the wage instead of waiting for federal action.

West Virginia ranks worse than most states in terms of the number of women who live in poverty. Sean’s blog post cites a Center for American Progress report which measures women’s well-being in three categories: health, economics and leadership.

Several Kanawha County mayors have spoken out against the proposed school excess levy that would fund the county’s library system. What will your tax bill look like if the levy is passed? Find out here.


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