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.

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...

West Virginia Medicaid: Funding a Healthy Future

This presentation by West Virginians for Affordable Health Care explains the importance of West Virginia's Medicaid program and recommendations for funding it into the future. Download PDF of presentation here.

The West Virginia Budget Crisis - How Did We Get Here? How Can We Get Back on Track?

Years of shrinking funding have undermined West Virginia’s most important public investments, such as higher education. The state now faces another significant budget shortfall next year that could result in more unaffordable spending cuts that continue to erode core public services that provide a foundation for prosperity in the state....

West Virginia's Budget Crisis Explained

Balancing the state budget has meant year after year of cuts to higher education funding in West Virginia. Public colleges and universities have been forced to respond with year after year of tuition hikes while the state’s Promise scholarship has remained flat, putting college affordability out of reach for some...

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