WVCBP in the News

May 27, 2018 by Seth DiStefano
Experts, State Reps Differ on How SNAP Changes Could Affect Families

Martinsburg Journal - Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to raise the work requirements for recipients of the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, something that some policy experts say could make it tougher on West Virginia families who rely on the program for their annual sustenance. Read.

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May 27, 2018 by Ted Boettner
Power Customers Speak Out Against Rate Hike

Huntington Herald Dispatch -  A proposed rate increase by Appalachian Power is being met with criticism by customers who say West Virginia residents living on fixed incomes will be hard hit. Read.

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May 19, 2018 by tara j holmes
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. 

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May 19, 2018 by Seth DiStefano
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 current legislative and public policy…

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May 16, 2018 by Seth DiStefano
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.   

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May 14, 2018 by Seth DiStefano
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. 

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