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.
Charleston Gazette - Last month, our elected officials were hard at work to fund the Public Employee Insurance Agency. Read.
WOWK TV - Professionals on the front lines of the opioid crisis are teaming up with college students, in hopes of working toward better solutions. The West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy hosted both groups Saturday, as part of a weekend conference at Marshall University. Read.
Charleston Gazette-Mail - A pharmacist who volunteered at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s suspended needle-exchange program told a Charleston crowd Thursday that what she experienced there changed her life. Read.
Huntington News - Marshall University will host 36 college students as part of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s 2018 Summer Policy Institute. The graduate and undergraduate students from throughout West Virginia will learn about public policy and meet professionals in the field Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29,...
Charleston Gazette-Mail - An Opioid Town Hall meeting, “Moving Beyond Fear: Saving Lives and Protecting Neighbors During an Opioid Epidemic,” will be held this week in Charleston, with a second, similar event scheduled for this weekend in Huntington. Read.
WOWK TV - Ted Boettner, the Executive Director West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, discusses the major opioid forums the are sponsoring in Charleston July 26th, 2018 and Huntington on July 28th, 2018. Watch.
Charleston Gazette-Mail - Community members gathered at Temple Israel in Charleston on Thursday to discuss how the American criminal justice system has affected marginalized communities and how to improve the system going forward. Read.
Huntington News - Social work students at Marshall University are partnering with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy to host a community discussion about hunger insecurity and how it impacts the greater Huntington area. Read.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy will present a public forum for understanding the opioid crisis and policy practices to address its many complications on Saturday, July 28, at Marshall University's Memorial Student Center. Read.
WOWK TV - Sean O'Leary, of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, talks to Mark Curtis about the Kavanaugh nomination and that the Court could overturn parts of Obamacare potentially leaving 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing medical conditions. Watch.