Presentations

The staff of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy frequently presents to legislative committees, community groups, and other interested parties. If you would like more information on topics or have a request for one of our staff to speak to your group, please contact Linda Frame at lframe@wvpolicy.org or 304-720-8682. Information provided in our presentations and posted on our website is available for public use. Please credit the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

The staff of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy frequently presents to legislative committees, community groups, and other interested parties. If you would like more information on topics or have a request for one of our staff to speak to your group, please contact Linda Frame at lframe@wvpolicy.org or 304-720-8682.

Information provided in our presentations and posted on our website is available for public use. Please credit the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

Back to the Future: Can WV Avoid the Resource Curse?

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy executive director Ted Boettner presented at the Appalachian Justice Symposium - West Virginia Law Review in Morgantown. View Boettner's presentation, Back to the Future: Can West Virginia avoid the resource curse? 

Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Work

With the interest among West Virginia Department of Human Health and Resources, state officials and legislators to modify the state's Medicaid program through a waiver to implement "work requirements" on able-bodied Medicaid expansion recipients, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Senior Policy Analyst Sean O'Leary shows why work requirements...

Is West Virginia's Budget Crisis Over?

With recent rosy revenue reports and projections from state officials, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Executive Director Ted Boettner tackles the question, "Is West Virginia's Budget Crisis Over?" 

West Virginia Budget & Tax 101 (Summer Policy Institute)

On Friday, July 21, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the WVCBP’s 2017 Summer Policy Institute. The presentation covers what West Virginia's state budget pays for, where revenue comes from, how tax and spending decisions impact families and our economy, and the state's ongoing budget crisis. Here is his presentation....

Trump Budget Cuts Hit West Virginia Hard

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy summer research associate Levi Pellegrin presented on the impacts of President Trump's proposed budget would have on West Virginia at a Lunch and Learn on June 14 held at the Covenant House. View the presentation here. West Virginia relies more heavily on federal funding...

Ending West Virginia's Budget Crisis: Avoiding Mistakes and Building Long-Term Fiscal Health

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy held its 4th Annual Budget Breakfast Wednesday, February 23 at the Marriott Town Center. In addition to WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner's budget presentation, Senate Finance Chair Mike Hall (R-Putnam), Nick Casey, Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Justice, and Delegate Matthew...

What Would Eliminating the Income Tax Mean for West Virginia?

Eliminating the income tax is a strategy that has been tried over and over in other states with little or nothing to show, other than revenue erosion that brings cuts in support for schools, transportation and other true building blocks of broad prosperity. A better course for West Virginia would...

Ted Boettner: Several Reasons Why Business Tax Cuts Don't Work

State Journal - About 10 years ago, West Virginia lawmakers phased in large corporate tax cuts. This included a series of reductions to the corporate income tax rate, which dropped from 9 percent to 6.5 percent over this time period, and phasing out the business franchise tax. At the same time,...

Why Don't Business Tax Cuts Work?

On Wednesday, November 9, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the WVCBP's monthly Lunch and Learn about the effectiveness of business tax cuts in creating jobs. Here is his presentation.

Why is West Virginia So Poor?

At October's Lunch and Learn at the West Virginia Covenant House, Rick Wilson (Executive Director of the American Friends Service Committee's West Virginia Economic Justice Project) and Sean O'Leary (Senior Policy Analyst with the WVCBP) discussed the history of West Virginia's chronically high poverty rate. This presentation is a preview of...

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