Budget Beat - July 10, 2015
Check Out Fast Facts!
This summer we are launching a series of short publications to present the facts on issues of the day. Our premiere issue of Fast Facts is about the ongoing debate on the state's prevailing wage. This quick read will give you everything you need to know on this important issue impacting West Virginia working families.
Here's more, including what area contractors are saying about changes to the state's prevailing wage, from West Virginia Public News Service.
Letting Tax Credits Expire Will Hurt Working Families
Pro-work tax credits are helping thousands of West Virginia families make ends meet. Key provisions of two important anti-poverty credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), are set to expire and Congress needs to act to make these benefits permanent. Here's more in our oped in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.
Did you know? A single mother with two children who works full time at the minimum wage - earning $14,500 - would lose her entire CTC of $1,725 if Congress fails to act.
ICYMI - We Are Hiring!
The WVCBP has an immediate opening for a policy outreach coordinator. This key staff person will build our 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.
Please share this complete job description with anyone who you think is interested and qualified for this challenging and rewarding position with full benefits and a competitive salary.
Registration Open for Policy Workshops
Have you registered yet? This year's Policy Workshops are just around the corner. These day-long events are your opportunity to:
- get top-notch leadership and policy training,
- meet other top community leaders and legislators from both parties,
- and get a chance to shape the hot button issues that will define the next legislative session.
Check out the information below about the issues being discussed at each workshop, and follow the links to REGISTER NOW!
Eastern Regional Workshop in Davis, WV, July 22nd
Issue teams: Expungement, Jobs for Coal Miners, Affordable Housing, Traumatic Brain Injury, Move to Improve (Physical Activity in Schools!)
Southern Regional Workshop in Beckley, WV, August 3rd
Issue teams: Youth Mental Health, College Debt, Juvenile Justice, High Speed Internet, Foster Youth, Tax Reform
Central Regional Workshop in Huntington, WV, August 10th
Issue teams: Afterschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Opposing Right to Work, Shared-Use Agreements, Driver's Licenses, Participatory Budgeting
Northern Regional Workshop in Weirton, WV, August 17th
Issue teams: APRN Nursing Reform; Foster Care Reform, State Earned Income Tax Credit, Oral Health, Child and Family Hunger.