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.
Charleston Gazette-Mail - With criticisms of the federal proposal to raise subsidized housing rents, and calls to protect food stamp benefits and health coverage, the “Poor People’s Campaign” kicked off 40 days of planned in-state action on Monday. Read.
The Nation - In less than three months, rank-and-file teachers and educational support staff in five states—West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona—have turned the entire country into their classroom. Read.
WOWK TV - What would happen if West Virginia increased its tax on soda and other sugary drinks? View.
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - This week, Arizona teachers continued to strike over pay issues and advocates unveiled a progressive revenue solution they hope to put before voters, while a progressive income tax also gained support as part of a resolution to Illinois’s budget troubles. Read.
State Journal - A new report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy suggests the state could add close to $100 million a year to the state’s budget by modernizing and increasing its soda tax. Read.
Beckley Register Herald - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy has released a new report encouraging an increased soda tax — a measure which the Center says would not only reduce obesity, but raise much-needed state funds. Read.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting - In a policy brief, a progressive policy research organization said a sugar-sweetened beverage tax or “soda tax” would reduce consumption – potentially impacting West Virginia’s obesity rates – and bring new revenue to the state. Read.
Charleston Gazette-Mail, ProPublica - It was a warm Monday afternoon in late February. Thousands of teachers, public school employees and supporters rallied on the steps of West Virginia’s Capitol building, on the banks of the Kanawha River in Charleston. Read.
State Journal - Two conservative organizations held an informal gathering Thursday to show how President Donald Trump’s tax plan might help West Virginia residents. Read.
State Journal - Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are pushing legislation that would give tax breaks to help keep coal-fired power plants in operation. Read.