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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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Meeting Our Budget Challenges: Fiscal Year 2016 and Beyond

January 22, 2015
At the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s 2nd Annual Budget Breakfast, Executive Director Ted Boettner recapped Governor Tomblin’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 state budget and the impact it will have on West Virginia’s low- and moderate-income working families. View his presentation here.
 
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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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    Budget Beat – May 22, 2015
    May 22, 2015 Reverse the Curse This week Ted traveled to Columbus, Ohio to take part in a legislative briefing as part of the Multi-Shale Research Collaborative. His presentation, titled “Reverse the Curse”, explored how states like Ohio can create permanent natural resource trust funds to ensure long-term benefits of shale drilling.…
    Are West Virginians Moving to Florida Because of the Income Tax? Not Likely (Part II)
    May 22, 2015 In the last post, I gave an overview of West Virginia’s personal income tax and how it is an important and progressive way to fund state investments in K-12 education, higher education, and other important public structures.…
    Tax Reform Committee Recap
    May 20, 2015 Monday, the  Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform met again to continue the discussion of the proposed overhaul of West Virginia’s tax system. The committee heard from economists from WVU and Marshall University, as well as representatives from the conservative Tax Foundation, the Council on State Taxation, and the National Conference of State Legislatures.…
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    Reverse the Curse: Fighting The Boom and Bust of Natural Resource Extraction
    May 20, 2015
    Linda Frame: Tax Credit Makes Difference for Working Moms, Kids
    May 9, 2015
    Ted Boettner: Some Tax Reforms Could Help W.Va., but Not the Proven Failures
    April 19, 2015
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