Charleston Gazette-Mail - The 5 percent pay raise returned teachers and students to the classroom after a nearly two-week work stoppage, but the teachers’ most prominent concern continues to lack a permanent solution. Read.
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.
State Journal - The directors of both liberal and conservative policy think tanks in the Mountain State believe President Donald Trump’s Chinese trade tariffs will end up harming both the nation and West Virginia. Read.
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.
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…
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.
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.