The state budget directly affects everyone living in West Virginia.
It is the one law that makes state government function. It defines how we plan to use our resources to do the things together that cannot be done alone, such as creating good schools for our children, protecting the environment, making our communities safe, making car travel possible, and ensuring that our constitutional rights are protected.
The West Virginia Inaugural 2016 Summer Policy Institute (SPI) will be held July 29-31, 2016 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.
Students from across West Virginia will be a part of this first-ever event.
First evening of 2016 Summer Policy Institute free and open to the public!
6:30PM: Panel discussion – Moving to an Intervention and Prevention Model for Better Youth Outcomes.
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.
This report card evaluates the current policies of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia in a range of policy areas informed by the research of the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative (MSSRC). It compares policies across the three states that address the social and economic issues that unconventional drilling delivers to the communities in which it occurs.