Posts by Gary Zuckett

Gary Zuckett

Gary is Executive Director of WV-CAG

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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 16, 2018
2018 Legislative Wrap-Up
The 2018 legislative session is FINALLY over, and this is our wrap-up edition. In this article: A Strike and Two Vetoes?, 5% Raise and PEIA Task Force Reopen Schools, Collateral Damage, Timber Bill Cut Down, SB 600 = Tons of BS, Regulation Two-Fer, Guns-R-Us, Cannabis Sabotage, and Another Shade of Green. More
Issues: EnergyHealthcareKids and familiesPollutionWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 4, 2018
Teachers’ Strike Continues As We Enter the Final Week of the Session
In this article: Teachers' Strike Continues, Paycheck Deception Checked (for Now), Textbook Wars Anyone?, Medical Cannabis Act Improvements Continued, Big Win on Your Electric Bill!, State Parks Get Logging Reprieve, Hunger Games Still SNAPpening, Guns on Campus Nixed - OK'd at Work!?, Eliminating Education and the Arts, Killing Two Rules with a New One?, and Home Stretch Approaching More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAPWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 26, 2018
Strike Week at the Legislature
In this article: Hunger Games Continue; Teachers Strike On; Governor Justice MIA; Corporate Welfare Lives; Religious Nanny State; Medical Cannabis Update; Crossover Day; Greens Keep Us Going More
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAPWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 18, 2018
“Fed Up Friday” Wraps Up Week 6
In this article: Fed Up Teachers; Free-Dumb Bill of the Week: Concealed Carry on Campus; Medical Cannabis Board to Make Recommendations; SOSParks; Coal Celebrates Gazette Bankruptcy; Keep Those Checks Coming More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationSustainabilityWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 13, 2018
Week 5: Halfway
We are now halfway through the 2018 legislative session. Soon cut-off days will be reached when bills can no longer be introduced (thankfully) and then ‘crossover day’ when bills have to be voted out of their house of origin or die. As these kick-in, its full speed ahead into the maelstrom of late evening committee meetings, early morning public hearings, and longer and longer floor sessions. One thing that helps us get through this is YOU! In this article: We Won't Blink; Abortion Amendment Passes Senate; Teachers' Pay; Paycheck Deception; Correctional Officers' Pay Bump?; All Things Environmental More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityLiving wagePollutionWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 4, 2018
Wild Week Four
In this article: Trump Visits GOP at Greenbrier - We Visited Too; War on Unions Continues; Teachers Rally at Capitol; Free Community College Passes Senate; Intermediate Court of Appeals, Judicial Budget Amendment Clear First Hurdles; Department of Education and the Arts on Chopping Block; DHHR Reorganization Update; What's SNAPpening?; Making it Legal to Noodle Catfish?; Minister Protection Bill is all Fluff; Charleston Gazette-Mail Files for Bankruptcy; Water Crisis Settlement Nears Final Approval; FirstEnergy's Attempt at WV Bailout Continues; and Join In! More
Issues: Civil JusticeEducationEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicarePovertySNAPWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 28, 2018
Week Three – Gaining Momentum
Legislative sessions are like a snowball rolled down a steep, snowy slope. They gain speed, momentum and size as they roll… this one is no different. This means a lot has happened over the past week and there are a number of actions you can take. This coming week we hope you can join us for one or more events on legislative and congressional priorities and the need to focus on the common good. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcarePovertySNAP
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 22, 2018
Two Weeks Down, Seven to Go
Friday was the 10th day of the 2018 legislative session with Senate now listing 333 bills introduced, and the House (with nearly three times the members) having 739. It's a small comfort that the majority of these will never make it out the ‘sausage grinder’ that is the legislative process. Here's a look at some of the bad (and good) bills that are starting to work their way through the process, as well as some other highlights from the second week of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareInequalityOur children our futurePovertySNAP
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
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 6, 2017
Climate March Beats the Heat
The last Saturday in April was a scorcher with temperatures in the 90’s, as we gathered in Charleston for a ‘sister’ march to the People’s Climate March. Despite the heat, we nearly 400 folks from around the state assembled and marched to a rally at the state Capitol in solidarity with the national march in DC. More
Issues: EnergySustainability
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett November 16, 2015
Travelling Candidate Training Comes to Wheeling: Non-partisan workshop offered for those interested in running for office
Lewisburg and Martinsburg has had one, Charleston’s is on the 6th, and then its Wheeling’s turn. If you’ve ever wondered about running for office, from dog catcher, to school board, to state office, now is the time to find out how. The Candidate Training Academy is coming to Wheeling on the 8th of December. More
Issues: EventOur children our future
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 2, 2015
Huffing C8
I finally read The Huffington Post’s ”Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia“ article when an international reporter called to interview me about it the other day. I originally skipped over it as I’ve followed the C8 news as the story was unfolding and even had friends who grew up there. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Citizen Action Group
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 2, 2015
WV Citizen Action is Hiring!
WV Citizen Action is seeking to fill two staff positions: a Development Director and a VISTA intern for Energy Efficient West Virginia. More
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 15, 2015
Tax Dodging Fortune 500 Companies
Citizen Action calls for closing loopholes on “Tax Dodging Dozen” Fortune 500 Companies who paid zero 2014 income taxes More
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Banking reform
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 11, 2014
Citizens call on Senators for Banking Reform
WV Labor and Civic Groups Ask Senators to Support Bi-Partisan “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” Deliver over 2700 WV Petitions to Local Offices July 10th, 2014 Charleston, WV – Support for the updated Glass-Steagall Act was the message of petitions delivered to Senator Manchin and Rockefeller this week supported by WV AFL-CIO; WV Center on Budget […] More
Issues: Banking reform
Low wage workers in WV
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 1, 2014
Senate Republicans Block Vote on Giving American a Raise
For Immediate Release 4-30-14  Contact Gary Zuckett WV Citizen Action 304-346-5891  Senate Republicans Block Vote on Giving American a Raise  Charleston, WV – WV Citizen Action Group Executive Director, Gary Zuckett, released the following statement today regarding the Republican Filibuster on increasing the minimum wage: “WV Citizen Action Group applauds our two US Senators, Rockefeller […] More
Issues: Living wage
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 1, 2014
Bait & Switch – Promised Rate Decrease Turns into $96 Million Hike
For Immediate Release 5-1-14 Contact Gary Zuckett WV Citizen Action 304-346-5891 or Emmett Pepper, Energy Efficient WV 917-617-8208 Bait & Switch – Promised Rate Decrease Turns into $96 Million Hike Charleston, WV – Consumer groups released the following statements today regarding the 97 million dollar rate hike requested by Mon Power yesterday: A week ago, […] More
Issues: Energy
MCHM
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 17, 2014
WV Citizen Action Statement on WV Water Crisis
WV Citizen Action Statement on WV Water Crisis More than a week after tanks at Freedom Industries leaked 7500 gallons of a toxic chemical 4 Methylcyclohexane Methanol (4 MCHM) into the Elk River, citizens across the region remain at risk of exposure. Many citizens are questioning why this disaster was allowed to happen and how […] More
Issues: MCHMWater
Fracking
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 9, 2014
“Taste of Fracking” Comes to Charleston
“Don’t drink, cook or even bathe in the water,” I heard the announcer say on public radio tonight. Not something you hear everyday about your tap water. On the drive home from the capitol I stopped as did most everyone else to pick up a case of water. However, most were not buying a case […] More
Issues: FrackingWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 8, 2014
Statement from our national USAction Affiliate on Senate Unemployment Vote
Statement from our national USAction Affiliate on Senate Unemployment Vote “Now that Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the Senate have voted to advance a bill to renew unemployment benefits, the Senate must act quickly and then it is up to Speaker Boehner to see whether he will allow an up or down vote […] More
Issues: Unemployment benefits
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