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West Virginia Taxes At a Glance

October 7, 2016
Throughout the next couple of months, WVCBP staff will talk to dozens of organizations across the state about West Virginia’s fiscal condition: specifically how the state can fix its upcoming budget gap, estimated to be at least $300 million next year. Who pays taxes in West Virginia? What makes up our tax base?
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$1 Billion Aid Proposal for Coal Areas Has Strong Support in Poll

September 26, 2016
Lexington Herald-Leader, The Paducah Sun – There is strong support among voters of all stripes for a proposal that would provide $1 billion for mine reclamation projects in Eastern Kentucky and other areas hurt by a slump in coal jobs, according to a seven-state poll released Monday. Read The poll found that 89 percent of registered voters back what is known as the RECLAIM Act.
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How Legalizing Marijuana Could Impact West Virginia

July 15, 2016
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.
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Registration Open for 2017 Budget Breakfast!

December 2, 2016
Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount rate of $40!
 
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    West Virginia Budget at a Glance
    October 14, 2016 Throughout the next couple of months, WVCBP staff will talk to dozens of organizations across the state about West Virginia’s fiscal condition: specifically how the state can fix its upcoming budget gap, estimated to be at least $300 million next year.…
    West Virginia Taxes At a Glance
    October 7, 2016 Throughout the next couple of months, WVCBP staff will talk to dozens of organizations across the state about West Virginia’s fiscal condition: specifically how the state can fix its upcoming budget gap, estimated to be at least $300 million next year.…
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    Our Broken Budget and More
    December 3, 2016
    Jennifer Jett Prezkop writes, “West Virginia’s financial situation is a precarious one at best,” in her West Virginia Executive Magazine article. Read.
    WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner had this to say on the matter: “policymakers will need to address the revenue problems in order to improve the state’s fiscal health and make much needed investments that will help the state’s economy.”
    “Policymakers need to take a more balanced approach by exploring more progressive options,” Boettner added.…
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    December 2, 2016 Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount rate of $40!
    What Will it Take for Coal to Make a Comeback?
    December 1, 2016 Back in early May, President-Elect Donald Trump pledged to revive West Virginia’s coal industry and some school officials in Boone County say they are counting on this to help them keep schools open and save jobs.…
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