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.
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.
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.
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...
WV News - More West Virginians lived in poverty in 2017 than in 2016, according to Census data released today. Read.
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.
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.
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.
Beckley Register-Herald - Census data released Wednesday shows fewer West Virginians had health insurance in 2017 than in 2016. Read.
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.
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.