Media Advisory: January 9, 2023
Contact: Renee Alves, (559)-916-5939
Charleston, WV – After four years of flat budgets failing to keep pace with the needs of West Virginians, Governor Jim Justice has promised another year of the same. This means another year of failing to keep up with inflation and continuing to underfund children’s programs, PEIA, public employee salaries, and more – much less having the resources necessary to make new investments in programs that serve West Virginians.
Instead of presenting a budget that meets the needs of all West Virginians, Governor Justice has committed to personal income tax cuts that will disproportionately benefit the wealthiest in our state.
Years of flat budgets don’t exist without consequences. They harm all West Virginians, particularly children, working families, and communities of color who have all seen their communities underinvested in over recent years. West Virginians deserve a budget that works for the people. Join us this Thursday as we delve into the details of what those investments look like.
WHAT: State of West Virginia Children and Families
WHEN: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10:00am
Speakers will be available for interviews/questions following the event.