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Budget Crisis Threatens West Virginia Communities

December 14, 2016
If you are concerned about the future of West Virginia, join the Protect West Virginia coalition today!
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State of Working West Virginia 2016

December 12, 2016
A persistent question for those who pondered West Virginia’s fate is a simple: why, in a state rich in natural resources, are West Virginians so poor? For more than a century several explanations have been developed by natives and interested “outsiders.” Read the full report. This report, the ninth annual investigation of The State of Working West Virginia, comes at one of those times when national attention has been drawn to the state in the wake of the 2016 elections.
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How Legalizing Marijuana Could Impact West Virginia

July 15, 2016
Many states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical or recreational use, and several states have similar measures on their ballots in November 2016 election.  Tara Holmes presented her findings at the July 2016 Lunch and Learn at the WV Covenant House on what legalizing marijuana could mean for West Virginia’s budget, the corrections system and tourism.
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Registration Open for 2017 Budget Breakfast!

December 2, 2016
Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount rate of $40 (expires on January 31)! Sponsorships available and all come with tickets to the event.
 
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