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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
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5 Ways WV Can Spend Its COVID Relief Funds

All the Money in the World and No Place to Spend It? Between COVID relief funds and budget surpluses, West Virginia is flush with cash, perhaps to an extent unlike any time in its history. The prudent question must be how the state will spend –… Read More
Kids Imagine New Future in WV

Hope Scholarship Rules Provide a Strong Foundation

Hope Scholarship Rules Are a Good Start On April 18, 2022, the Hope Scholarship Board passed an amended version of the rules to govern the Hope Scholarship. These rules are governing the program as emergency rules, pending final approval by the state legislature. These rules are not perfect but they… 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