Budget Beat - August 22, 2014
Welcome to Erin Snyder!
The WVCBP welcomed Erin Snyder this week as our new Health Policy Analyst. Erin is a graduate of West Virginia State University has a J.D. from Charlotte School of Law, where she focused on health law. She most recently has worked with Families USA on national health policies and will work on our Paid Sick Days campaign and other health policy issues. You can contact Erin via email or Twitter @WVCBPErinSnyder.
Another Addition to the WVCBP Family
This week WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner and Rebecca Roth welcomed their second child, Sid Boettner, into the world. Congratulations to them and Sid's big sister, Lucy!
Have You Registered Yet?
The Our Children Our Future Policy Symposium is right around the corner and registration is filling up quickly. We are excited about the variety of break-out sessions available for people to attend. Take a minute and register today so your space is reserved!
What's the Future of Southern West Virginia's Coal Mining Jobs?
West Virginia Public Broadcasting ran this interesting piece on the future of southern West Virginia's coal economy. It featured a WVCBP analysis of the loss of coal jobs in Boone County where, in the last two years, one-fifth of the labor force has lost a coal mining job.
The Five Biggest Lies About Obamacare
What are the impacts of the Affordable Care Act now that the law has been implemented? Here's a good look back at the past year, with a nod to research from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.