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Cardinal Institute to Host PolicyPalooza

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 5pm ET for PolicyPalooza! We’ll be discussing the important issues facing policymakers in West Virginia during the 2021 legislative session.   Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) a.k.a Hope Scholarships and School Choice Elimination of the Personal Income Tax (P… Read More
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Education Can Be Flexible

This op-ed was originally published in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch on January 29th, 2021. You can read the original article here.    My husband and I live in West Virginia, and we are expecting our fourth child in March. Our oldest child is entering kindergarten in the fall. My husband’s… Read More
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The Silver Lining in Education

This article was originally published in the Morgantown Dominion Post   In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, schools around the country closed, hoping to contain the growing virus’s spread. Children stuck at home struggled to find a way to connect to the Internet, pay attention in class, a… Read More
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Garrett Ballengee on Inside West Virginia Politics

by: Mark Curtis Posted: Nov 2, 2020 / 07:37 AM EST / Updated: Nov 2, 2020 / 07:37 AM EST CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – On this week’s Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about we could expect from Tuesday’s election, how the coronavirus impacted… Read More
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Staffing Surge in WV’s Public Education System — Op-Ed by Amanda Kieffer

You can read it here in the Martinsburg Journal.  published Oct. 10, 2020  … Read More
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Cardinal Institute and AFP-WV Encourage Governor Justice to Extend Charter School Application Deadline

August 5, 2020 To: The Honorable Governor James C. Justice and State School Board President Miller Hall Subject: Six-Month Deadline Extension for Inaugural Charter School Applications Request   Dear Governor Justice and Board President Hall:   In recognition of the unprecedented challenges… Read More
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Media Mention: West Virginia face-mask mandate gets approval from some in business community

In this Washington Examiner article, Cardinal’s executive director, Garrett Ballengee, is quoted on Gov. Justice’s order requiring citizens to wear a mask in public locations: Garrett Ballengee, the executive director of the free-market think tank the Cardinal Institute, told The Center… Read More
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Media Mention: Atlantic Coast Pipeline cancelation an economic bust for West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina

In this Center Square article, Cardinal’s executive director, Garrett Ballengee, is quoted on the negative economic ramifications for the recently-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline project: Garrett Ballengee, the executive director of the West Virginia-based, free-market Cardinal Institute, tol… Read More
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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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Cardinal Institute Nominated for the Gregor G. Peterson Prize in Venture Philanthropy!

The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy is proud to have been nominated for the 2020 Gregor G. Peterson Prize in Venture Philanthropy. We could not have accomplished all of our work in the Mountain State without the support of fellow Mountaineers dedicated to liberty! You can learn more… Read More