Tax and Budget

West Virginia needs to raise adequate revenue in a fair, responsible, and sustainable manner to meet critical responsibilities such as education, public safety, and health care, and to build a strong economy.  The Center’s work on tax and budget issues focuses on budget transparency and accountability, the impact of state and local tax proposals, and federal policies that impact the state. Our goal is to identify sound policy solutions that ensure fairness and protect the long-term fiscal health of the state. 

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West Virginia’s Budget Crisis Explained

September 6, 2016
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 West Virginia families.

Recent Publications

  • Budget Crisis Threatens West Virginia Communities
  • West Virginia Budget at a Glance
  • West Virginia Taxes At a Glance
  • View all Budget and Tax Reports by Date

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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Tackling West Virginia’s Budget Crisis
  • Revenues at Nine-Year Low So Far
  • The Tax Foundation’s Business Tax Rankings Aren’t Useful
  • View Budget and Tax in the blog

    Recent Press

  • A Taxing Situation: Revenue Shortfalls are Being Felt Nationwide and Deeply in West Virginia
  • Viewpoint Special Breaks Down 2016 Election Results
  • Candidates for 14th Senate Seat Offer Different Visions for State’s Future
  • View Budget and Tax press items