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Media Mention: West Virginia to end fiscal year with small budget surplus despite COVID-19

In this Washington Examiner article, Cardinal’s executive director, Garrett Ballengee, is quoted on West Virginia’s fiscal year-end surplus: The West Virginia-based, free-market Cardinal Institute had mixed opinions on the announcement. Although Executive Director Garrett Ballengee saw t… Read More
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Garrett Ballengee talks (more!) on the WV state budget on Talk Radio WRNR

Garrett Ballengee, executive director of the Cardinal Institute, discusses tax reform and the WV state budget on WRNR Talk Radio. Listen here: Talk Radio WRNR – June 6… Read More
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WV Budget Crisis Episode 2

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Governor’s Budget Proposal: Both Disappointing and Promising

For Immediate Release CONTACT: Garrett Ballengee 304-561-7634 Governor’s budget doubles down on bet that West Virginia’s prosperity to come from Charleston CHARLESTON, WV (February 9, 2017) — During yesterday’s address, the 36th Governor of West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice, offered his budget pro… Read More
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WV Budget Crisis Episode 1

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A Note From the Executive Director on the WV Budget Crisis (2016/2017)

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Garrett Ballengee talks tax reform and the WV state budget on WRNR Talk Radio

Garrett Ballengee, executive director of the Cardinal Institute, discusses tax reform and the WV state budget on WRNR Talk Radio. Listen to the full interview here!… Read More
Out of State Lawyers are interfering with WV Students' Education

Who Is Really Behind the Lawsuit Against the Hope Scholarship?

Not Everyone Wants Families to Choose Their Child’s Education People who think they know better than parents often seek to challenge programs aimed at empowering families. When West Virginia passed the Hope Scholarship, it was lauded by supporters as an opportunity to help invest in children w… Read More
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Charter Schools in West Virginia 101

In addition to the Hope Scholarship Program, West Virginia is currently preparing for the implementation of its charter school program. Charter schools were legalized to, “empower new, innovative, and more flexible ways of educating all children.” With the expansion of the program in 2021, West Virg… Read More
We explain how the Hope Scholarship can help your family.

How Does the Hope Scholarship Work?

Introduction In August of this year, I moved from Northern Virginia to Charleston. I had accepted the position of Education Outreach Coordinator with the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy. My job is to promote the Hope Scholarship in West Virginia. During my two months on the job, I have… Read More