Posts by Gary Zuckett

Gary Zuckett

Gary is Executive Director of WV-CAG

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Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett June 2, 2021
Comments on WV polling on Rx Costs
Drug companies are among the most profitable corporations on the planet, especially in the United States where patent laws give them an unfettered monopoly to raise prices at will just because they can. This makes life-saving medications unaffordable for many Americans and needs to stop now! More
Issues: Health CareHealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 28, 2021
Advocates Weigh in Following Vote on Bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission: It’s Time to Eliminate the Filibuster and Protect Our Democracy
Following the Senate Republicans filibuster of legislation to create a bipartisan commission investigating the January 6 insurrection, Indivisible, Fix Our Senate, and 56 other organizations representing millions of people across the country released the following statement calling on Senate Democrats to finally eliminate the filibuster: More
Issues: Filibuster
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 26, 2021
Letter to Senator Manchin: Care for Creation is a Call to be Heeded and Acted Upon
We are a group of concerned West Virginians from various faith traditions—leaders and lay persons alike—who believe that care for Creation is a call to be heeded and acted upon. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsPollutionReclamationUnionsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett April 20, 2021
It’s Over For Now
The 2021 legislative session is now history, albeit a rather dark page as far as sessions go. We had some wins which, as Julie noted, can be counted on one hand. As with any session, killing off terrible bills took up a major chunk of everyone’s effort and there were successes on that front also.  More
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett April 5, 2021
Senate Tax Bill One-Pager
Finally, Sean’s analysis of the Senate tax bill is live. Please share! More
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett April 5, 2021
Finals Week
Remember finals week in school? Well this week at the Capitol is nothing like that. Bills packing hundreds of pages that very few legislators have read or studied will be given passing or failing grades based not so much on their merit as on perception and faith.  More
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett April 2, 2021
Please Reject SB 569 – Public Hearing Testimony, 4/2/2021
My name is Gary Zuckett, I’m E.D. of WV Citizen Action, a consumer protection group active in people-centered public policy since 1974. I’m not a lawyer or a doctor I’m a consumer advocate. Citizens want clean air and water that won’t cause them to get sick or develop environmentally caused diseases. This bill is not good for public health. More
Press Release Gary Zuckett March 31, 2021
Report Just Released – THRIVE Agenda Would Create 50K New WV Jobs!
A new coalition of labor, economic justice, and environmental groups announced the formation today of the WV New Jobs Coalition with the release of a jobs report by the PERI Institute at U of Mass. that estimates a gain of 50,000 new jobs would be created in WV from the enactment of the THIRVE agenda, soon to be introduced in Congress.  More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEconomyEnergy efficiencyInequalityJobsRacial JusticeSocial JusticeSustainability
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 29, 2021
What A Taxing Week!
Conservatives are constantly harping about their desire for small local governance - except when they don’t. Too many examples this session to list them all but one of the whoppers is a proposed amendment to the WV constitution to give the Legislature more control over county property taxes with the intent to slash taxes paid by big, out of state corporations. The House is also debating an alternative to the Governor's income tax phase our that would devastate the state budget. More here on these and other updates from the 'Bad Idea Factory.' More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyHealth CareKids and families
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 26, 2021
URGENT ACTION: Contact Delegates – Move the Diabetes Bill Out of Committee by 3/28!
HB 2708 must be voted on and pass both Committees by March 28 or the bill dies for this year! More
Issues: Diabetes
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 22, 2021
Session Moves into Spring
Spring equinox brings new life back in the earthly cycle of death and rebirth. After this legislative session we’ll need a rebirth of our political cycle to make sure that the next elections bring new life behind the desks at the Capitol. New faces pushing those red and green buttons which have such a profound […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 15, 2021
What’s really Happening at the Legislature
More than ever this session, laws are being made to benefit corporations and enrich their millionaire and billionaire owners at the expense of regular West Virginians and their families. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 11, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Tell Del. Pack to Put the HB 2708 “Diabetes Bill” on the HHR Agenda!
Tell him to Move This Bill, put it on the House Health and Human Resources Committee agenda, and then send it to the Finance Committee! Call (304) 340-3269 or follow the action link. More
Issues: DiabetesHealth CareHealthcare
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 10, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Tell your Legislators – Say YES to Medicaid Buy-in, NO to COVID Liability Immunity and NO to Income Tax cuts!
Contact Your Legislators! (1) Tell them TODAY to Say NO to SB 277 - Don't let Irresponsible Businesses Off the Hook! (2) Tell them to Say YES to HB 3001 - Create the Affordable Medicaid Buy-in Program. (3) Tell them to Say NO to SB 600/HB 2027 - Protect Public Services by Keeping the WV Income Tax! More
Issues: Covid-19DemocracyFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPovertyWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 8, 2021
Midway (Almost) – Session Rolls On
Friday was day 24 of the 60-day legislative session. Believe it or not, bills will now begin moving even faster as we approach several deadlines limiting their progress to the finish line. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 6, 2021
Testimony on HCR 9, by Gary Zuckett 3/5/2021
An Article V convention is a dangerous path that puts all of our civil liberties, and freedoms at risk. There is nothing stopping a new convention from rolling back our constitutional rights and civil liberties. More
Issues: Civil LibertiesDemocracyFree SpeechVoting Rights
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 5, 2021
Contact Your Legislators NOW! Tell them to Say NO to HB 2257
HB 2257 is a No Jobs/No Hope bill for those who have completed their drug offense sentences. Contact you House of Delegates member NOW to ask them to VOTE NO on HB 2257, a draconian bill that doubles down on the failed and costly war on drugs—and is up for final vote around noon. More
Issues: Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationInequalityTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Public Hearing Testimony on HB 2389, by Gary Zuckett
HB 2389 actually INCREASES the allowable discharge amounts for a baker’s dozen of toxic chemicals in our rivers and streams – to allow more than our current limits! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Hearing from the People
This week’s extra-curricular activities out-shined many events inside the Capitol. A Moral Monday event by the Poor People's Campaign landed on Senator Manchin’s doorstep in Charleston More
Issues: Above ground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnergyEnergy efficiencyEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett February 26, 2021
Testimony of Gary Zuckett at People’s Public Hearing on HB 2598 – 2/26/21
Above Ground Storage Tank (AGST) Act is a good law. It’s not broken and doesn’t need fixed – HB 2598 will break it. Taking away protections against ‘Fracking Fluids” getting into our tap water intakes. What are these Fracking Fluids? More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionWater
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