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Economy: ‘Recovery’ Leaving Many Behind

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - Still wondering when that alleged economic recovery is going to come along for you? You are not alone. In West Virginia, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, nearly one-fifth of the population is below the poverty line. Read. 

Poverty Increases in W.Va.

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - West Virginia’s poor are being ignored while recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows more residents lived in poverty in 2017 than the year before, according to a state group. Read. 

Data Missing From Economic Story of Our State

Beckley Register-Herald - As members of the West Virginia Legislature convene in a 3-day interim session beginning today in Charleston, as lawmakers prepare the legislative agenda for 2019, we would advise that they pay less attention to the economic bluster of certain – but not all – Republican Party leaders, the...

West Virginia Poverty Rate is Up and Has Not Decreased Since the Recession

WV News - More West Virginians lived in poverty in 2017 than in 2016, according to Census data released today. Read. 

Poverty Rate Gets Worse in West Virginia

WOWK TV - Welcome back to West Virginia Tonight. We want to focus in tonight on a new report our concerning poverty here in the Mountain State. Read/Watch. 

West Virginia's Poverty Rate Increases to 19.1 Percent

Huntington Herald-Dispatch - Despite economic growth, West Virginia was one of just two states to see its poverty rate increase from 2016 to 2017, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read. 

Census Data Shows Number of Uninsured in WV Increased in 2017

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Fewer West Virginians had health insurance in 2017 than the year before, reversing a years-long trend of coverage increasing, according to U.S. Census data released Wednesday. Read. 

Fewer West Virginians Insured in 2017 Than 2016

Beckley Register-Herald - Census data released Wednesday shows fewer West Virginians had health insurance in 2017 than in 2016. Read. 

Breaking the Code of Silence

Charleston Daily Mail - A year ago, I made the regrettable decision to issue an economic forecast in this space: “West Virginia will enjoy relatively strong economic growth in the next five years. Read. 

Organizations Debate Best Way to Take Money Out of Politics

The Parthenon - Tri-State Indivisible sponsored a debate Monday, with representatives from Wolf- Pac, the American Civil Liberties Union and West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy discussing removing money from politics. Read. 

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