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Seth Distefano, WVCBP, Talks Farm Bill & Food Stamps

WOWK TV - Mark Curtis and Seth Distefano, from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, discuss the Farm Bill and food stamp laws. View. 

It's Time to Revamp W.Va.'s Soda Tax

Clarksburg Exponent Telegram - America, and particularly West Virginia, has an addiction to sugar that leads to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a number of other health-related issues. Read. 

Mid-Ohio Valley Nonprofit Informs and Supports Local Community

The News Center - A local nonprofit stays true to its name by facilitating opportunities to connect and share ideas. The Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley organized the “Now What: People power policy” event at First united Methodist church in Parkersburg Saturday morning. The event offered workshops and updates on...

West Virginia Editorial Roundup

News and Observer - Charleston Gazette-Mail says the U.S. farm bill means less food and opportunity for West Virginia: The next threat to people who struggle to buy enough groceries is the farm bill being considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read.   

US Farm Bill Means Less Food, Opportunity for WV

Charleston Gazette - The next threat to people who struggle to buy enough groceries is the farm bill being considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read. 

Rally at WV Capitol Critiques Carson, Defends Food Stamps

Charleston Gazette-Mail - With criticisms of the federal proposal to raise subsidized housing rents, and calls to protect food stamp benefits and health coverage, the “Poor People’s Campaign” kicked off 40 days of planned in-state action on Monday. Read. 

Teachers Are Leading the Revolt Against Austerity

The Nation - In less than three months, rank-and-file teachers and educational support staff in five states—West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona—have turned the entire country into their classroom. Read. 

Study on Sugary Drink Tax in West Virginia

WOWK TV - What would happen if West Virginia increased its tax on soda and other sugary drinks? View. 

Progressive Revenue Solutions to Fiscal Woes Gaining Traction

Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - This week, Arizona teachers continued to strike over pay issues and advocates unveiled a progressive revenue solution they hope to put before voters, while a progressive income tax also gained support as part of a resolution to Illinois’s budget troubles. Read. 

Revamping Soda tax Could Add Millions to State Budget, Report Finds

State Journal - A new report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy suggests the state could add close to $100 million a year to the state’s budget by modernizing and increasing its soda tax. Read. 

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