Your Guide to the State Budget

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The state budget directly affects everyone living in West Virginia.

It is the one law that makes state government function. It defines how we plan to use our resources to do the things together that cannot be done alone, such as creating good schools for our children, protecting the environment, making our communities safe, making car travel possible, and ensuring that our constitutional rights are protected. The items contained in the budget not only reveal the important public structures that improve our quality of life but also reflect what our priorities are as a state.

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy has published this guide to give citizens insights on the fiscal decisions that shape their daily lives. Greater understanding and involvement means greater citizen participation in setting our priorities as a state. The guide is aimed at a general audience and would be a good resource for government classes, civic clubs, nonprofit organizations, and policymakers.

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