Fact Sheets

October 30, 2015 by Linda Frame
Don’t Miss This Bloodcurdling Budget Beat

 Our Latest Spine-Chilling ReportsThere's been some scary talk about tax overhaul in recent months.One option that appears to be on the table for legislators is eliminating or reducing the business personal property tax. This reliable, constant revenue stream helps maintain West Virginia schools which would be forced to choose between cutting back in the classroom…

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July 31, 2015 by Linda Frame
Budget Beat – July 31, 2015

Medicaid at 50 Helping More West Virginians Live Healthier LivesMedicaid provides health coverage that helps low-income seniors, children and people with disabilities get needed health care. It provides parents and other adults economic security through health coverage that protect them from medical debt and allows them to stay healthy and work. It is jointly run…

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July 30, 2015 by Sean O'Leary
Fast Facts: More Tax Cuts Not What West Virginia Needs to Grow Its Economy

Several years ago, West Virginia enacted a series of large business tax cuts with the belief that they would help grow the state’s economy. Today policymakers are promoting that same theory, even though the previous tax cuts have largely failed to put West Virginia on a path to prosperity, with the state losing thousands of…

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July 17, 2015 by Linda Frame
Budget Beat – July 17, 2015

The Fast Fast Facts on "Right to Work"Check out our second edition of Fast Facts. This issue explains the real meaning of "Right to Work" and its broken promise of economic growth in states that have adopted it. It's a policy that could actually lower wages in West Virginia which already has a median wage…

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July 16, 2015 by Ted Boettner
Fast Facts: “Right-to-Work” Won’t Boost West Virginia’s Economy

“Right-to-Work” laws do not guarantee jobs for workers. Instead they prohibit unions and employers from including a provision in contracts that requires employees who benefit from union representation to pay for their fair share toward those costs. PDF of Fast Facts. Some state lawmakers argue that if West Virginia adopted a so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) law it…

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July 10, 2015 by Linda Frame
Budget Beat – July 10, 2015

Check Out Fast Facts!This summer we are launching a series of short publications to present the facts on issues of the day. Our premiere issue of Fast Facts is about the ongoing debate on the state's prevailing wage. This quick read will give you everything you need to know on this important issue impacting West…

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July 10, 2015 by Sean O'Leary
Fast Facts: Ending West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage Won’t Reduce Costs

Some lawmakers are claiming West Virginia’s prevailing wage overpays construction workers and inflates the costs of public construction projects, but the evidence does not support these claims. Ending the state’s prevailing wage is likely to have no impact on public construction costs but could hurt the living standards of construction workers and the competitiveness of…

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February 27, 2014 by Ted Boettner
The Future Fund Can Build a Better West Virginia

The West Virginia Senate has unanimously passed SB 461 that creates the West Virginia Future Fund and an accompanying resolution (SJR 14) to make the natural gas and oil severance tax fund constitutionally protected (inviolate). As most readers know, the WVCBP has championed the idea for several years and we are excited the state is…

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