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 - In a twist on the traditional meet-the-candidate forums, the Wood County Democratic Party Executive Committee had its first Policy and Community Group Forum on Saturday morning. Read.
State Journal - West Virginia teachers’ call for an increase in the natural gas severance tax to better fund their health insurance has reignited a discussion about the need for long-term stability for a sometimes unpredictable source of revenue. Read.
Charleston Gazette-Mail - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Call to Action for Racial Equality: CARE Coalition and American Friends Service Committee WV will jointly host a free film screening and discussion of “Healing Justice,” the latest documentary from “Cracking the Code” creator Shakti Butler. Read.
Beckley Register-Herald - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and partners will soon host a public forum to help the community better understanding the opioid crisis. Read.
Charleston Gazette - The PEIA Task Force, a vital part of the deal ending the West Virginia teacher and service personnel strike, was established in February by Gov. Jim Justice’s executive order. Read.
WOWK TV - The U.S. Supreme Court pick is to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who is retiring. While Kennedy was a Republican, he was often the moderate swing vote on close 5-to-4 decisions. Read/Watch.
Playboy Magazine - Travis Brenda is not a name you’ll hear uttered by most political pundits. He may, in fact, never achieve long-term institutional power or become a household name. Yet, his recent surprise primary victory may be signaling a long-term titanic shift in the nation’s attitude toward taxes and what...
Governing - Economists sometimes write about a “resource curse.” A country or region blessed with rich natural deposits can end up in serious economic trouble. The dominance of a few extractive companies and politically powerful players discourages other investment. In this sense, few places have been as cursed as West Virginia....
State Journal - Unless West Virginia tweaks its laws, it won’t be able to easily collect sales taxes from online retailers who are selling goods and services online, but don’t have a physical location in the state. Read.
The New Food Economy - “The camera eats first.” Gone are the days of traditional wedding meals—meat, starch, and vegetable—served on boring white plates. The latest trend in nuptial nosh is all about extravagant, “image-forward” food, Karen Stabiner writes for The New York Times. Read.