Closing a $300 to $400 Million Budget Shortfall
In the last two issues of Budget Beat we've presented recommendations on how to fill the budget gap. But how did we get into this annual situation? Here's the explanation from WVCBP staff in this week's Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram on the path policymakers have taken to create year after year of budget shortfalls.
With another large budget gap to fill, here are the price tags on some of the choices that legislators might consider if additional revenue is not raised.
Shout Out to WVU's (and WVCBP's) Karen KunzImmediate Past WVCBP Vice President Karen Kunz, Associate Professor at West Virginia University, led the national conversation on infrastructure investment recently on National Public Radio's Marketplace.
With the eye-catching title "Presidential Candidates at Least Agree on One Thing," the piece cited the growing need, and price tag, to maintain the nation's vital roads and highways.
Voter Guide Available for West Virginia ElectionOur colleagues at the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition have released a comprehensive voter guide to help West Virginians make choices before heading to the polls on November 8 (or sooner with early voting).
The guide is a compilation of answers to a non-partisan questionnaire. Sign up here to receive a copy and find out how candidates stand on the issues that are important to you like school funding, higher education, and substance abuse.
For more on the Our Children Our Future campaign, check out this video. Hearts, Minds and FuturesIn Martinsburg on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the HSC Auditorium at WVU-Martinsburg.