Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 3: Courts & Coal at the Capitol

Welcome back to Week 3! We know you have a life and can’t track everything that happens during legislative session, so let us help.  Stay up-to-date each week on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our weekly Capital Eye e-blast and following us on Facebook and Twitter!  Encourage your friends to stay-up-to-date, too, by signing up for our emails (you can also use this form to update your email interests).  

Click on the articles below to see what’s been happening since we touched base last week.  Happy reading!  

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MLK Day Leads Week Three
MLK Day was celebrated in Charleston with the traditional ecumenical service at Asbury UMC and the noon bell ringing at the capitol. Reverend King’s courage and vision is a constant call for racial, civil, economic and social justice!
Tagged: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDiscriminationEnergyFair taxationInequalityWater
Our Voice, Our Votes, Our Courts: What We Could Gain & What’s at Stake
Several bills that advance the goals of the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform have been introduced and the list keeps growing. In addition to bills that are part of the platform we are also monitoring other legislative proposals related to our courts. Here’s a glimpse at some of these bills, what we have to gain if some reforms are passed, and what’s at stake if others advance.
Tagged: Civil JusticeClean elections
Criminal Justice Reform Has Positive Momentum
Criminal justice reform is one of the few issues that enjoys bipartisan support among legislators. As the 2020 session got underway, key legislative leaders indicated parole and other reforms would be a priority as a way to reduce prison overcrowding, save the state money, and help with the state’s workforce participation rate, in addition to giving those who have been incarcerated a second chance.
Tagged: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequality

 

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