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. Tuition for the Summer Policy Institute is completely funded by donations and sponsorships and is no cost to students. 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.…
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    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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    Latest Budget Bill Makes More Cuts, Revenue Still Needed from Legislature
    May 26, 2017 During this week’s special session, the Governor introduced HB 115, the latest version of the budget bill. Way back in February, the governor introduced his original budget plan, which called for $450 million in new revenue.…
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    May 24, 2017 Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee passed an amended tax bill (HB 107) aimed at addressing the state’s budget shortfall, which was pegged at $497 million (or about 12 percent of the base budget) at the beginning of the year.…
    A Simple Plan to Break the Budget Impasse
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