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Your Guide to the State Budget

April 5, 2016
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.
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Be a Part of the 2016 Summer Policy Institute on July 29!

July 15, 2016
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.
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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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Grading Places: Towards Tri-State Shale Policies for the Public Good

July 15, 2016
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.
 
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    Grading Places: Towards Tri-State Shale Policies for the Public Good
    July 15, 2016 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.…
    Lessons for Gas Patch Communities: A Local Government Guide for Dealing with Drilling
    July 11, 2016 This handbook provides recommendations to county and local governments, human and social services, police and emergency services, and other local officials dealing with unconventional gas drilling. These recommendations are based on previous research conducted by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative (MSSRC) to document the human and social service impacts of increased drilling.…
    Your Guide to the State Budget
    April 5, 2016 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.…
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    Legalized Marijuana and the WV Budget
    July 15, 2016 At this week’s Lunch and Learn, Tara Holmes, our Summer Research Associate, presented the potential benefits to West Virginia if marijuana were to be legalized for medicinal and recreational use in the state.…
    FY 2016 Ends with Revenue at a Six-Year Low
    July 12, 2016 FY 2016 officially came to an end on June 30th, bringing to a close one of the most difficult budget years the state has faced in years. The final revenue report for the fiscal year showed revenue totaling $4.10 billion for the fiscal year, $203 million below the estimate.…
    July 13 Lunch and Learn: Legalized Marijuana and the WV Budget
    July 8, 2016 Lunch and Learn – This Wednesday Several states will vote this November on whether or not to legalize marijuana. If West Virginia passed such a measure, what would it mean for the state’s budget?…
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