WVCBP 10th Anniversary Celebration

October 18, 2017
Join us as we look back on our first 10 years! Celebrate with us on December 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the new Upper Clendenin Lobby of the Charleston Civic Center. Enjoy food, drink and conversations with your favorite people. Be the first to see our new logo and rebrand for our next decade of fighting for a shared prosperity!

SNAP Helps Over 81,000 West Virginia Workers

July 7, 2017
SNAP plays a crucial role helping workers in low-paying jobs afford a basic diet in West Virginia. Each year between 2013 and 2015, an average of 81,000 West Virginia workers lived in households that participated in SNAP within the last year, according to analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

State of Working West Virginia – 2017

September 8, 2017
[Charleston, WV] – Poverty is a persistent problem in West Virginia, where tens of thousands of West Virginians live in poverty because their jobs do not pay a living wage. Read the full report. This 10th annual State of Working West Virginia focuses on low-wage work, including demographics of those who do the work; the industries that employ them; geographic factors; the role of public programs supporting low-wage workers; and policy recommendations to improve economic well-being.

Improving Juvenile Justice in West Virginia

September 28, 2017
(Charleston, WV) – Every year in West Virginia, around 4,000 juveniles will appear before a judge. Pending the judge’s decision, a juvenile may be given an improvement period to address the behavior, put on probation, referred to a special court, or committed to some form of out-of-home placement. However, the state’s juvenile justice system can be confusing and data is often difficult or impossible to obtain.
 
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    Poverty in West Virginia: Lack of Progress and New Threats Ahead
    October 16, 2017
    Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcome progress in the nationwide fight against poverty over the last several years. This is good news. But West Virginia isn’t sharing in the national progress, as poverty here remains stagnant. …
    Improving Juvenile Justice in West Virginia
    September 28, 2017 (Charleston, WV)Every year in West Virginia, around 4,000 juveniles will appear before a judge. Pending the judge’s decision, a juvenile may be given an improvement period to address the behavior, put on probation, referred to a special court, or committed to some form of out-of-home placement.…
    State of Working West Virginia – 2017
    September 8, 2017 [Charleston, WV] – Poverty is a persistent problem in West Virginia, where tens of thousands of West Virginians live in poverty because their jobs do not pay a living wage.…
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    Debunking Tax Reform Myths
    November 16, 2017 Myth 1: Tax reform will pay for itself. One of the most persistent myths about tax cuts is that they can boost the economy enough to offset their costs. In other words, tax cuts pay for themselves, adding to neither federal deficits or debt.…
    Impact of Senate Tax Plan Changes Little From House Plan, Still Overwhelmingly Benefits the Wealthy
    November 14, 2017 The U.S. Senate has released their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While the bill has some differences from the version released by the House, its overall affect is largely the same, with the benefits heavily favoring the wealthy. …
    Richest West Virginians Benefit Most from The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    November 6, 2017 The House of Representatives has formally introduced its tax reform bill, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill, like the tax reform framework it is based on, heavily favors the wealthy.…
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    Op-Eds and Presentations

    Lawrence Mishel, Sean O’Leary: If Right-to-Work Impacts Growth So Much, Why Leave it Out of Forecast?
    November 3, 2017
    Ted Boettner: West Virginia deserves better tax reform
    November 2, 2017
    Caitlin Cook: Congress Looks to Stifle One of Our Fastest Growing Industries
    July 28, 2017
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