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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    On the Brink: Closing West Virginia’s Budget Gap
    April 13, 2017 This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Issue Brief, On the Brink: Closing West Virginia’s Budget Gap, released today, details the various budget proposals offered by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature to close the state’s nearly $500 million budget deficit.…
    State Budget Cuts Hit Higher Education Hard
    March 27, 2017 This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Issue Brief, State Budget Cuts Hit Higher Education Hard, released today, details the impact of multiple years of budget cuts to the state’s public higher education institutions.  …
    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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    Adding Up the Cuts in the Vetoed FY 2018 Budget.
    April 24, 2017 The budget bill passed by the legislature on the last night of the session and later vetoed by the governor balanced the state’s $497 million budget gap by taking $90 million from the Rainy Day Fund and cutting General Revenue appropriations by $402.6 million below the governor’s proposal.…
    When Would the Income Tax Phase Out in the Compromise Tax Plan Begin?
    April 24, 2017 One of the major aspects of the “compromise tax plan” between the governor and Senate leadership is the deep cuts to the personal income tax. The proposed tax compromise plan condenses the state’s five income tax brackets into three brackets and reduces the rates, a move that would reduce income tax revenue by $356-$380 million per year, with most of the savings favoring the wealthy.…
    What is the impact of the “compromise tax proposal” on the budget and working families?
    April 24, 2017 Earlier this week, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy examined the fiscal impact of the proposed compromise tax plan between Governor Justice and Senate leadership that will influence how the budget is finalized.…
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    March 23, 2017
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    Ending West Virginia’s Budget Crisis: Avoiding Mistakes and Building Long-Term Fiscal Health
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