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.
Charleston Gazette-Mail – Homeless people in West Virginia will not have to find work or training to receive food-stamp benefits, the state Department of Health and Human Resources has decided. Read
The state plans to exempt homeless people by October from a requirement in nine West Virginia counties stating a person must work or train 20 hours per week, or lose food stamps after three months, said Allison Adler, a spokeswoman for DHHR.
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.
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.