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Reverse the Curse: Fighting The Boom and Bust of Natural Resource Extraction

May 20, 2015
On May 20, 2015, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner took part in a legislative briefing in Columbus, Ohio sponsored by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative and Ohio Assembly members Jack Cera (District 96) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (District 58) to discuss the how Ohio can maximize benefits and minimize costs in shale drilling in Ohio.
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Governor Tomblin Exercises Veto Power over 2016 Budget

March 25, 2015
Yesterday Governor Tomblin announced his vetoes to the FY 2016 budget, which the legislature completed last week. As we went over here, the legislature increased the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $22.9 million, in turn increasing appropriations above the governor’s recommendations in some areas, including higher education. With his veto, the governor has reduced the amount borrowed from the Rainy Day Fund to $15.5 million, and has reduced a number of appropriations throughout the budget.
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Linda Frame: Tax Credit Makes Difference for Working Moms, Kids

May 9, 2015
Working West Virginia moms are never off the clock. From packing lunches in the morning to tucking kids in at night, moms put in a lot more than a full day’s work. And every dollar they work for is hard earned. That’s why we are celebrating moms on Sunday. Read But this Mother’s Day, it’s also important to watch what’s happening in Washington: Congress can help moms right here in West Virginia by making permanent key improvements to tax credits that put money back into the pockets of moms who’ve earned it.
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Healthy Lifestyles and Economic Development

June 6, 2015
On June 5-6, 2015, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the Try This Conference in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Read His presentation focused on the benefits of a healthy population including lower health care costs and greater economic productivity. In 2009, the cost of obesity alone cost West Virginia $1.2 billion.
 
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    Reverse the Curse: Fighting The Boom and Bust of Natural Resource Extraction
    May 20, 2015 On May 20, 2015, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner took part in a legislative briefing in Columbus, Ohio sponsored by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative and Ohio Assembly members Jack Cera (District 96) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (District 58) to discuss the how Ohio can maximize benefits and minimize costs in shale drilling in Ohio.…
    The Governor’s 2016 Budget: More Austerity, Less Prosperity
    March 2, 2015 Governor Tomblin’s proposed 2016 budget continues the state’s recent trend, with a number of cuts and transfers needed to balance the budget, as the state’s revenue problem has yet to be solved.…
    West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage: Good for Business, Good for Workers
    January 28, 2015 Construction workers hired for public projects in West Virginia must be paid a minimum “prevailing” wage and benefits level. This prevailing wage level must equal the market wage rates as determined by the West Virginia Division of Labor, and varies by geographical area within the state and by occupation.1 West Virginia’s prevailing wage law was first enacted in 1933, two years after the federal Davis-Bacon Act, which established a prevailing wage for federal construction projects.…
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    Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies for 25,000 West Virginians
    June 25, 2015 The Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act today, protecting subsidies that make health insurance affordable for millions of Americans, and tens of thousands of West Virginians.…
    Budget Beat – June 19, 2015
    June 19, 2015 This Father’s Day: Helping Working Fathers Two working-family tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), are powerful tools for reducing children’s poverty and helping families put food on the table, while boosting the local economy.…
    Budget Beat – June 12, 2015
    June 12, 2015 Income Tax Cuts for Wealthy Unlikely To Boost West Virginia Economy As the legislative committee charged with overhauling the state’s tax system continues its regular meetings, concerns continue over what recommendations will emerge from this process.…
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