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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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July 1, 2015

Policy Outreach Coordinator

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy seeks a policy outreach coordinator to build support for fiscal and economic policy that will improve the lives of vulnerable children, people of color, and build shared prosperity. The policy outreach coordinator will build the Center’s capacity through partnerships and the development of new relationships; help educate advocates, the media, and the public on policy proposals and issues; help mobilize communities around important public policy issues, produce opinion pieces, presentations, and other materials; and provide advocates, the media, policymakers and the public with timely, accessible, and credible research and analysis on issues impacting their communities. Over the next two years, this work will involve implementing a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other progressive tax changes.

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20,000 West Virginians Would Be Eligible for Overtime Under New Proposal

July 1, 2015
Yesterday, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor proposed a new rule that will raise the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016, and index it for the future. This change will extend overtime protection to about 5 million workers in its first year, including 20,000 in West Virginia.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, workers eligible for overtime must be paid “time-and-a-half” or 1.5 times their regular pay rate for each hour of work per week over 40 hours.
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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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    Yes, We Should Tax Coal Property Like Natural Gas Property
    July 1, 2015 On Monday, the Joint Select Committee on Taxation met again to discuss revising our state’s tax system. The focus of this meeting was on local property taxation, especially as it impacts the coal and natural gas industries.…
    20,000 West Virginians Would Be Eligible for Overtime Under New Proposal
    July 1, 2015 Yesterday, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor proposed a new rule that will raise the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016, and index it for the future. This change will extend overtime protection to about 5 million workers in its first year, including 20,000 in West Virginia. …
    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.…
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    May 20, 2015
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