Come to the Capitol Thursday and Friday!
Join Us at the Capitol This Week
This Thursday, January 28, join us for Kids and Families Day at the state Capitol hosted by the Our Children, Our Future campaign. This is one special day each year when hundreds of everyday kids, families and community leaders make their voices heard. Join us under the Rotunda starting at 9AM. Go here to register.
And join us on Friday for State EITC Awareness Day! Here's the agenda for the day:
Thank You for Your Support
On Tuesday, the WVCBP marked the start of the 2016 Legislative Session with our 3rd annual Budget Breakfast.
Ted gave his yearly outlook on the state's upcoming budget and this year we were honored to have Alexandra Sirota as our keynote speaker from the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center. Both presentations are available here.
The governor's proposed budget calls for another year of cuts to higher education funding. Here's what Ted had to say to West Virginia Public Broadcasting about how this would impact our college and universities, and the students who go there.
The WVCBP also honored Linda Frame for eight years of service. She is one of the original members of our team, coming on board January 1, 2008. Linda is our Communications and Administrative Manager and was humbled (and completely surprised) to receive this recognition.
At the Capitol....
Update: On Thursday, the West Virginia Senate passed SB 1 which would make West Virginia a "Right to Work" state. The 17-16 vote fell along party lines. Here's what you need to know about the so-called Workplace Freedom law and how it would harm unions and our economy.
The House of Delegates is expected to take quick action to repeal the state's prevailing wage. Here's more in the Beckley Register-Herald on how this bill would harm working families. And here's why repealing the prevailing wage is unnecessary in West Virginia.