The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy strives to serve as a resource for members of the media.
We frequently issue press releases and statements summarizing our analysis of tax and budget policies.
To schedule an interview with one of our analysts or for questions regarding one of our reports, contact
Caitlin Cook, Communications Director at (304) 720-8682 or email Caitlin.
As an increasing number of young people turn away from the rural counties of southern West Virginia, it is not difficult to identify the factors at play. A recent report by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy shows rural West Virginians have poorer health, lower educational attainment levels,...
Christian Science Monitor - When public school teachers in West Virginia heard last winter that their health insurance premiums would skyrocket, Brianne Solomon wasn’t sure anything could be done about it. Educators like her were grumbling, to be sure, but their union’s clout in this right-to-work state was questionable. Read.
WOWK-TV - Sean O'Leary, of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, talks to Mark Curtis about a new report that shows there's room improve West Virginia's upside-down tax system. Watch here.
WV News, Daily Antheneum - WVU has the highest rates of student loan default in the Big 12, and 725 graduates from the Class of 2012 have defaulted on their loans over the last four years. Read.
Forbes - When Alexis de Tocqueville started traveling across the United States in 1831, he was taken aback by the powers granted to the people. But he quickly concluded that such freedoms are fragile — that they are put at risk by the powerful who are positioned to manipulate the economically...
Charleston Gazette-Mail - Nobody paid more to fund GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s public relations campaign on the 2018 teacher and school service personnel strike than West Virginia’s largest coal producer. Read.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting - As the 2018 midterm election approaches, some West Virginia Senate Republican leaders are making use of a large and influential worldwide public relations firm to aid in messaging about this year’s teacher strike and the economy. Read.
Huntington Herald Dispatch - After a six-month search, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition announced it has hired Jennifer Wells as its next director. Read.
WKU - New research this month shows that West Virginia and Kentucky have some of the nation’s worst rates of student loan defaults. Read.
CBS Money Watch - West Virginia has a growing poverty problem, and experts there who study the issue say Americans in every state should pay attention. Read.