On May 20, 2015, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner took part in a legislative briefing in Columbus, Ohio sponsored by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative and Ohio Assembly members Jack Cera (District 96) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (District 58) to discuss the how Ohio can maximize benefits and minimize costs in shale drilling in Ohio.
Yesterday Governor Tomblin announced his vetoes to the FY 2016 budget, which the legislature completed last week. As we went over here, the legislature increased the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $22.9 million, in turn increasing appropriations above the governor’s recommendations in some areas, including higher education. With his veto, the governor has reduced the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $15.5 million, and has reduced a number of appropriations throughout the budget.
Working West Virginia moms are never off the clock. From packing lunches in the morning to tucking kids in at night, moms put in a lot more than a full day’s work. And every dollar they work for is hard earned. That’s why we are celebrating moms on Sunday. Read
But this Mother’s Day, it’s also important to watch what’s happening in Washington: Congress can help moms right here in West Virginia by making permanent key improvements to tax credits that put money back into the pockets of moms who’ve earned it.
On June 5-6, 2015, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the Try This Conference in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Read
His presentation focused on the benefits of a healthy population including lower health care costs and greater economic productivity.
In 2009, the cost of obesity alone cost West Virginia $1.2 billion.