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 July 1.  Tuition for the Summer Policy Institute is completely funded by donations and sponsorships and is no cost to students.

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.  …
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    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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    A Short History of the 2017 Budget Crisis in West Virginia (So Far)
    June 23, 2017 This week, Governor Justice said he would let the state budget become law instead of signing it because the budget contained so many cuts ( a “travesty”) and that his proposed tax plans failed to become law.…
    Comparing the FY 2017 and FY 2018 Budgets
    June 22, 2017 Earlier this week, this post covered all the changes in the final FY 2018 budget with the governor’s original proposal, with the final budget coming in at $280.3 million below the governor’s original proposal.…
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    June 20, 2017 After failing to come to an agreement on a plan to either completely overhaul the state’s tax system, or simply raise some revenue to close the upcoming budget gap, the legislature passed a “bare bones” budget over the weekend, ending the extended special session just two weeks before a possible government shutdown.…
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