West Virginia can create a more prosperous state if the strength of working families and the policies that support them become a priority. This is according to a West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report that details seven policies to reverse the top-down approach that has left the average West Virginian behind.
Since 2006, West Virginia has drastically cut corporate taxes while pursuing a path of budget austerity that has resulted in less investment in our communities and less opportunity. The following seven policies allow working West Virginians to invest in their health and spend more money in our local communities, stimulating the economy, and spurring greater business and job growth:
Working families have always been the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, and by using these policies to help them increase their earning potential as well as meet responsibilities outside of work, we build a stronger, more prosperous state.
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