The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy strives to serve as a resource for members of the media.
We frequently issue press releases and statements summarizing our analysis of tax and budget policies.
To schedule an interview with one of our analysts or for questions regarding one of our reports, contact
Caitlin Cook, Communications Director at (304) 720-8682 or email Caitlin.
MetroNews - Governor Jim Justice gathered his girls basketball team from Greenbrier East High School around him at the state Capitol, using them as an example of teamwork.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch – The socioeconomic disparities that plague West Virginians are amplified among the state’s African-American population, said the Rev. Matthew Watts, who organized the State of African Americans in West Virginia Summit hosted Monday at Marshall University. Read.
Beckley Register-Herald - A curious thing happened in the year-long GOP tragicomedy to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Apparently, citizens were paying attention to the political shennanigans, to the messaging, to the media, to the propaganda and the policy. Less to the tweets. They were able to sift...
Charleston Gazette-Mail - Gov. Jim Justice said it's proof that the "tides are turning" in West Virginia. Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher called it "unprecedented." Rep. David McKinley said it will "spur tremendous economic growth in our communities." Read.
HuntingtonNews.Net - On Monday, Nov. 13, speakers and panelists will gather on Marshall University's Huntington campus to talk about challenges African Americans in the Mountain State have faced in the past and continue to encounter. Read.
Morgantown Dominion Post - The executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy headlined a panel discussion Nov. 7 at Valley HealthCare aimed at rallying opposition to federal and state tax reform proposals. Read.
Williamson Daily News - For over 100 years West Virginia has exported its timber, coal and electricity to drive the U.S. economy with low cost energy and natural resources. Read.
Bloomberg - CSX Transportation is an interstate railroad operator, which is incorporated in Virginia with headquarters in Florida, that operates railways that move through and stop in West Virginia. Read.
Salon - Despite President Donald Trump's brags, it's not a good time to be a coal miner. Read.
State Journal - Whether the Republican tax reform plan currently under discussion in the U.S. House of Representatives is good or bad for the people of West Virginia depends on whom you ask. Read.