On October 20, 2015, WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner testified before the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform to recommend tax policy options that would help build a shared prosperity and address West Virginia’s chronic budget shortfall and cuts to programs such as higher education. Ted’s presentation can be found here.
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We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, presenting, “Tax Cuts Poor Strategy for Shared Prosperity: Lessons from North Carolina.”
The event will kick-off with Ted’s annual preview of the governor’s upcoming budget.
This report is the eighth in an annual series that examines the state of West Virginia’s economy. While previous editions examined data on employment, income, productivity, job quality and other aspects of the economy as they impact working people, this issue is an in-depth look at one specific economic measure – West Virginia’s labor force participation rate.
Charleston Gazette-Mail – EITC gives working families a hand up, not a hand out Read
The U.S. Census Bureau has released annual figures on poverty in America, and once again West Virginia has one of the nation’s highest rates of poverty in the country.
One quarter of West Virginia children live in poverty, a number that’s been too high for too long.