Issue: Fair Taxation

As a member of the Coalition for West Virginia Families, WV CAG is looking for ways to make our tax system less regressive. We support the Coalition’s recommendation that families making below poverty-level wages be exempted from paying state income tax and will work to introduce legislation accomplishing this objective.

On the other end of the scale, we must continually push for large mineral holdings to be assessed at fair market value in order to provide revenue for local schools and services. The repeal of the “Managed timber land tax credit” for large timber companies is a major priority of WV CAG.

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Press Release   October 20, 2017
Senator Capito Votes for Senate Budget Resolution That Puts Health Care for West Virginia Families at Risk
The budget resolution sets up blueprint for tax cuts that mostly benefit wealthy households while cutting health care and education for everyone else. Senator Capito voted for the Resolution that could put Medicaid for 438,000 West Virginians at risk as well as Medicare for 416,000 seniors and people with disabilities. Time and time again, Senator Capito has shown that, despite what she says, her priorities are taking care of the wealthy and big business, not her constituents.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   October 19, 2017
Tell Senators to Vote No on Harmful GOP Budget
Tonight's the night. The U.S. Senate will be debating a Budget Resolution that will set the framework for how much federal spending will be cut, with a vote expected very early Friday morning. Senators Capito and Manchin have a responsibility to stop this immoral scheme, which will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable among us. Call NOW and tell them to vote NO.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Press Release   October 18, 2017
West Virginia Families Will Be Harmed by Proposed Senate Budget
The Republican’s proposed budget will be very harmful to West Virginia’s families if it becomes law. It slashes funding for vital services and programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and education in order to provide huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes many working families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Read our complete statement on this immoral scheme and its effects on West Virginia families.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   October 12, 2017
Tell Senator Capito to Vote NO on Republicans’ Proposed Budget
We can't let Republicans use the budget to make the same devastating health care cuts that Americans overwhelmingly rejected during repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Please call Senator Capito today at 888-516-5820 and tell her to vote NO! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   October 4, 2017
Call Congress: Vote NO on cuts to Medicare, Medicaid to Pay for Tax Cuts
On THURSDAY, OCT. 5, Congress will vote on a federal budget proposal that cuts Medicaid, Medicare and education and gives big tax breaks to the rich and corporations. Call your Representative NOW at 888-516-5820 and tell them to vote NO on the House budget resolution.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSocial security
Action AlertNewsletter article   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Edition
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergy efficiencyEventFair taxationHCANHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySNAP
Newsletter   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Vol.10 No.11
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPoverty
Citizen Action Group Blog   August 3, 2017
Join Us at the WV Grassroots Summit
This September, we hope you'll join us for a two-day planning and grassroots organizing summit in Buckhannon, WV. People all across our state are rising up to fight for equality for themselves, their families, and their neighbors - not for big donors on Wall Street. In West Virginia, we believe in freedom for all people regardless of gender, race, class, orientation, disability, or status. During our two day event, you will have the opportunity to join in on trainings, workshops, projects, networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, and more - if you are standing up for yourself, your family, and/or your community, this summit is for you! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog   July 12, 2017
Power to the People
Our annual fundraiser and awards dinner, the Spring Fling, was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction contributors, those who attended and those who supported from afar. Citizen Action is only as powerful as the people and together we can make the necessary changes to live in a world that works for all of us!More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair taxationHealthcare
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 7, 2017
Budget Battle Over (For Now)
West Virginia dodged the bullet at the last possible moment. However, this is not a budget to celebrate. It cuts higher education and Medicaid and doesn’t raise enough new revenue to keep this annual fight over cuts v. revenue from playing out again next year and into the future. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Advocacy Letter   June 13, 2017
Citizen Action Endorses Call for a Fair Budget from Congress in 2018
Dear Senator Manchin, Senator Capito, and Representatives McKinley, Mooney, and Jenkins: As Congress begins its work on the FY 2018 budget, we are writing to urge you to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. The undersigned are organizations from West Virginia including faith groups, human service providers, […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
This Week in our Capitol Eye Legislative Update, it’s Crossover Chaos!   Crossover Chaos As mentioned last week, Wednesday the 29th was crossover day so the legislature worked through last weekend, started early mornings, and met late into the evenings to get as many of their must pass bills over to the other side. One […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
Newsletter   February 24, 2017
Capital Eye: Frogs in February?
Another week of legislative session has come and gone! While things aren't so pretty in the Capitol, they sure are outside (thanks, global warming). Read up on what's been happening in our weekly Capital Eye update below.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEventFair taxationInequalityWater
Newsletter   February 19, 2017
Capital Eye: Here Comes the Money-Go-Round!
Well, the first full week of the 2017 legislative session has come and gone! Read this week's update to find out what's been happening and how you can take action.More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEventFair taxationInequalityWater
Newsletter   February 13, 2017
Capital Eye: Gosh, What a State of the State!
We're less than a week into the 2017 legislative session, and things are already crazy! Read our summary of just some of the things that happened in the first 3 days under the golden dome.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Action Alert   January 6, 2017
Raise revenue or make more cuts?
West Virginia is facing another budget crisis. This year's budget shortfall is expected to top $400 million. Our new governor and legislature will be faced with a decision: raise revenue or make further cuts to vital programs that aid students, the elderly, and people who work for low wages. It's time to stop the cuts and realize revenue must be part of the budget solution.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington April 29, 2016
Take Action for a Common Sense Solution for WV
Legislators are actively discussing our state budget in preparation for the upcoming Special Session. Will you take two minutes and ask your Senator(s) to support working families with a state Earned Income Tax Credit?More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and families
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 15, 2016
Capital Eye: Midway to…?
We hope your Valentine's Day weekend was full of lots of flowers and chocolate! Today, whether you're stuck inside with the kids on a snow day or hard at work, we hope you'll fill some time with reading this update and taking action. We've reached the midway point of the 2016 legislative session; now is the time it's imperative you take action and let your voice be heard!More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyFair taxationFracking
Action Alert Ciera Pennington February 11, 2016
Take action for a state EITC!
Support West Virginia enacting an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Great! Here are a few actions you can take (if you haven't already!) to help.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityPoverty
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