The Charleston Gazette
This state’s gulf between the privileged elite and average families is becoming more painful, according to the annual “State of Working West Virginia” report from the Center on Budget and Policy.
Between 1979 and 2011, it said, the top 1 percent of West Virginians gained 71 percent more income, while the other 99 percent lost 3 percent. The rich got much richer, but everyone else slipped downward a bit.
“Inequality continues to grow,” researcher...