Budget Crisis Threatens West Virginia Communities

December 14, 2016
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Apply Today for the 2017 Summer Policy Institute

March 9, 2017
  The 2017 Summer Policy Institute will be held at West Virginia University in Morgantown from July 21-23, 2017. Apply online here or download application here. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017. Email info@wvpolicy.org for more information. We hope to see you at the Summer Policy Institute!

Ending West Virginia’s Budget Crisis: Avoiding Mistakes and Building Long-Term Fiscal Health

February 23, 2017
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy held its 4th Annual Budget Breakfast Wednesday, February 23 at the Marriott Town Center. In addition to WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner’s budget presentation, Senate Finance Chair Mike Hall (R-Putnam), Nick Casey, Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Justice, and Delegate Matthew Rohrbach (R-Cabell) participated in a panel discussion on the budget at the event.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy

January 24, 2017
This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy, provides a detailed analysis of the human and economic impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in West Virginia. Read the full report. Repealing the ACA would have far-reaching effects throughout the Mountain State, including the dismantling of Medicaid expansion and the individual Marketplace, which would cause 184,000 West Virginians to lose their health insurance.
 
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    Income Tax Cuts and Shifting to Sales Tax a Poor Strategy for Growing West Virginia’s Economy
    February 15, 2017 This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Issue Brief, Income Tax Cuts and Shifting to Sales Tax a Poor Strategy for Growing West Virginia’s Economy, released today details the impact of an elimination of the state’s income tax and outlines a tax reform strategy based on ability to pay. …
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    January 24, 2017 This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy, provides a detailed analysis of the human and economic impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in West Virginia. …
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