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  • Revised GOP Senate Tax Plan Gets Worse for West Virginia
  • Debunking Tax Reform Myths – UPDATED 12/1/2017
  • Impact of Senate Tax Plan Changes Little From House Plan, Still Overwhelmingly Benefits the Wealthy
  • Richest West Virginians Benefit Most from The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • WVCBP 10th Anniversary Celebration
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  • Ted Boettner: Don’t believe the magic math on GOP Senate tax plan
  • Sides Split on if Tax Bill Would Benefit West Virginia
  • Gazette Editorial: WV on Hook for More Taxes Under GOP Tax Plan
  • Seth DiStefano from the WV Center on Budget & Policy Talks About Concerns of the Future of Food Stamps
  • Local Policy Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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  • Poverty in West Virginia: Lack of Progress and New Threats Ahead
  • Improving Juvenile Justice in West Virginia
  • State of Working West Virginia – 2017
  • West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans
  • On the Brink: Closing West Virginia’s Budget Gap
  • State Budget Cuts Hit Higher Education Hard
  • Income Tax Cuts and Shifting to Sales Tax a Poor Strategy for Growing West Virginia’s Economy
  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy
  • Defending Health Care in 2017: What’s at Stake for West Virginia
  • Budget Crisis Threatens West Virginia Communities
  • State of Working West Virginia 2016
  • West Virginia Budget at a Glance
  • West Virginia Taxes At a Glance
  • Reforming Youth Incarceration in West Virginia
  • Modernizing West Virginia’s Marijuana Laws: Potential Benefits of Decriminalization, Medical Marijuana and Legalization
  • Grading Places: Towards Tri-State Shale Policies for the Public Good
  • Lessons for Gas Patch Communities: A Local Government Guide for Dealing with Drilling
  • Your Guide to the State Budget
  • Revenue Options Crucial to Sustaining Public Investments That Promote Shared Prosperity
  • Confronting the Fiscal Gap
  • A Tax Cut That Works for Working Families: A West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit
  • State of Working West Virginia 2015
  • Fast Facts: Encouraging Work Key to Reducing Poverty
  • Ending Business Personal Property Tax Ineffective Way to Boost West Virginia Economy
  • A Win-Win Marcellus Shale Tax Incentive
  • Tax Reform That Protects Roads, Children and Seniors
  • Fast Facts: More Tax Cuts Not What West Virginia Needs to Grow Its Economy
  • Fast Facts: “Right-to-Work” Won’t Boost West Virginia’s Economy
  • Fast Facts: Ending West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage Won’t Reduce Costs
  • Reverse the Curse: Fighting The Boom and Bust of Natural Resource Extraction
  • The Governor’s 2016 Budget: More Austerity, Less Prosperity
  • West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage: Good for Business, Good for Workers
  • A Tax Cut That Works for Working Families: A West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Solving the Retirement Crisis in West Virginia
  • State of Working West Virginia 2014: Economic Recovery and Transition in the Mountain State
  • Child Poverty Rate Remains One of the Highest in the Country
  • Keeping Families Healthy: West Virginia Earned Sick Days and Family Medical Leave
  • Stemming the Retirement Crisis: West Virginia Voluntary Retirement Accounts
  • Restoring Budget Cuts Will Help More Children and Families
  • Assessing the Impacts of Shale Drilling: Four Community Case Studies
  • FY 2015 House and Senate Budget Comparison
  • The Governor’s FY 2015 Budget: Doing Less with Less
  • Who Owns West Virginia in the 21st Century?
  • Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why
  • Expanding Health Coverage Will Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • Accounting for Impact: The Need for a Stronger Fiscal Note Process in West Virginia
  • Giving West Virginia’s Workers a Raise: Increasing the State Minimum Wage
  • State of Working West Virginia 2013: From Weirton Steel to Wal-Mart
  • West Virginia Should Extend CHIP Coverage to Public Employees
  • Low-Income West Virginians Face Food Assistance Cut in November
  • Tens of Thousands to Gain Access to Health Care
  • FY 2014 Budget Update
  • Using Data for Racial Equity in West Virginia
  • How Do House and Senate Budget Proposals Differ from the Governor’s Bill?
  • The Case for Medicaid Expansion – American Friends Service Committee Report
  • Ethnic and Racial Disparities in West Virginia
  • Ensuring Broadband Access in Appalachia
  • Analysis of Governor’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal: Declining Revenue Hurting State
  • West Virginia Photo Voter ID Law: An Expensive Solution Looking For a Problem
  • Child Poverty in West Virginia: A Growing and Persistent Problem
  • December 2012 – Jobs Count
  • November 2012 – Jobs Count
  • Afterschool Programs in West Virginia – Improving the Lives of the State’s Children
  • The Impact of the Decline of Coal and the Rise of Natural Gas on Local Severance Tax Revenue
  • October 2012 – Jobs Count
  • Reducing Child Care Assistance – The Impact on West Virginia’s Low-Income Working Families
  • September 2012 Jobs Count
  • Every Dollar Counts: The Need for Transparency and Evaluation of Business Tax Incentives
  • Medicaid Expansion Would Provide Coverage to 130,000 West Virginians
  • August 2012 Jobs Count
  • Business Tax Expenditures: Moving Toward Transparency and Accountability in West Virginia
  • State of Working West Virginia 2012 — In Depth: The Gas Boom and Coal Bust
  • Work Sharing Helps Both Workers and Businesses
  • The State of Older Adults in West Virginia: Economic Security and the Over 65 Population
  • June 2012 Jobs Count
  • Reducing Layoffs: How Work Sharing Can Help Workers and Businesses in West Virginia
  • May 2012 Jobs Count
  • April 2012 Jobs Count
  • March 2012 Jobs Count
  • Budget Brief: FY 2013 Budget Update
  • February 2012 Jobs Count
  • January 2012 Jobs Count
  • Major tax responsibilities of coal and natural gas producers in Wyoming and West Virginia
  • Presentation to 2012 WVEA Gathering
  • Stemming the Tide: The Racial and Economic Impacts of West Virginia’s Prison System
  • How Can Energy Fund OUR Future?
  • Estimating the Future Fund
  • Cracking the Cracker Bill
  • Creating an Economic Diversification Trust Fund
  • December 2011 Jobs Count
  • Analysis of Governor’s FY 2013 Budget Available
  • November 2011 Jobs Count
  • West Virginia Economic Development Funding: The Role of Federal Earmarks
  • Investing in the Future: Making the Severance Tax Stronger for West Virginia
  • October 2011 Jobs Count
  • Broadband Access Crucial to Economic Development
  • September 2011 Jobs Count
  • West Virginia Medicaid Made Simple
  • Save Up, Not Spend Down: Eliminating the Asset Test for Families in Medicaid and TANF
  • August 2011 Jobs Count
  • Extending the Payroll Tax Cut
  • State of Working West Virginia 2011
  • July 2011 Jobs Count
  • Booms and Busts: The Impact of West Virginia’s Energy Economy
  • June 2011 Jobs Count
  • May 2011 Jobs Count
  • April 2011 Jobs Count
  • Property Taxes: A West Virginia Primer
  • Issue Brief: Serious Problems With a Federal Spending Cap
  • West Virginia’s Public Employees are Compensated Less than Private Sector Employees
  • March 2011 Jobs Count
  • Budget Brief: FY 2012 Budget Update
  • The State of Working West Virginia: The Road to Recovery 2010
  • Policy Brief: Breathe Easy: Tobacco Tax Brings Better Health, New Revenue
  • The Governor’s FY 2012 Budget: A Good Start, But Room for Improvement
  • Last Chance for Unemployment Modernization
  • Public Investments Will Reduce Broadband Gap
  • FY 2012 Budget Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Issue Brief: Business Taxes and Economic Development
  • Mountain or Molehill? Putting OPEB in Perspective for West Virginia
  • The Federal Deficit: The Facts
  • Eliminating Business Personal Property Tax Would Hurt Education Funding
  • How Federal Action Saved West Virginia Jobs
  • Racial Disparities in West Virginia
  • The Impact of Coal on the West Virginia State Budget
  • Elders Living on the Edge: When Basic Needs Exceed Income in West Virginia
  • Unemployment Insurance: $22 Million at Stake for West Virginia
  • State Tax Credit Would Benefit Working Families
  • Legacy of Inequality: Racial and Economic Disparities in West Virginia
  • Mid-Year Budget Cuts Premature
  • Brief Examines Governor’s Proposed Budget for FY 2011
  • State Health Programs Cut in Governor’s Proposed Budget
  • State of Working West Virginia: The Great Recession 2009
  • Almost There: Covering ALL Uninsured Children in West Virginia by Improving CHIP
  • Sharp Increases Predicted in Poverty Due to Recession
  • Paying for Priorities: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the State Budget
  • West Virginia Ends 2009 Fiscal Year with Healthy Surplus
  • “Magic” Money a Mere Illusion: Refund Anticipation Loans & the Earned Income Tax Credit in West Virginia
  • Policy Change Would Extend Unemployment Benefits for Jobless West Virginians
  • Financing Health Reform Without Burdening Working Families
  • Taxing West Virginia’s Coal Reserves: A Primer
  • Closing the Retirement Gap: Voluntary Retirement Accounts Offer Solution for Small Investors
  • What the Federal Economic Stimulus Means for Low- and Moderate-Income Families
  • Raising Taxable Wage Base is Best Way to Keep State Unemployment Fund Solvent
  • Unemployment Insurance Modernization: $33 Million at Stake for West Virginia Workers
  • Comments on Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts, SB 417
  • Money for Nothing: Do Business Subsidies Create Jobs or Leave Workers in Dire Straits?
  • Boosting West Virginia’s Potential: Greater Investments Needed in Early Childhood
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: What It Would Mean for West Virginia
  • Your Map to the State Budget
  • Losing Ground in Child Care Assistance
  • Making Work Pay: A State Earned Income Tax Credit for West Virginia
  • The State of Working West Virginia — 2008
  • Medicaid Matters: A Medicaid Waiver for Family Planning Can Improve Health and Save Dollars
  • West Virginia Has Second Highest Percent of Chronically Ill Children; Public Health Insurance Coverage is Vital
  • Setting Up a Universal Retirement System in West Virginia