Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 2: 2021 – Week 3 of WV Legislative Session

This is Week 3 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our 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.

Bookmark our events page to keep track of upcoming events! Also, here are some additional actions you can take.

If you find this newsletter informative and valuable, please join us by becoming a supporting member of Citizen Action!

PS: Thank You for Your Support!

We work extra hard during the session to make sure our supporters have the information and contacts they need to make WV a better place for everyone. This means longer hours and more expenses for staff and materials. In addition to your policy support, your financial support is also essential. Since this Capital Eye Update goes out to everyone, we’re hoping that everyone will pitch in with a membership contribution. Thanks in advance for your support!

Haste Makes Waste – Week Two @ Legislature
Phil Kabler’s February 13th column outlines several quirks of this bizarre legislative session. One of the more concerning ones is the sheer number of ‘single shot’ bills, assigned to only one committee.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityTaxesWorkers
Power Grabs and a Gift to Special Interests
In our action alerts for Week 2, we told you about a proposed constitutional amendment put forth by the House of Delegates (HJR 2). Not to be outdone, the Republican leadership in the Senate has reintroduced the proposed “Protecting the Separation of Powers Amendment” (SJR 8)
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Take Action – Say No to Removing Regulations of Tanks Near Drinking Water Intakes
Industry lobbyists are trying to exempt oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. This year's bill, HB 2598, would exempt certain oil and gas tanks that are closest to our public drinking water intakes.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksEnvironmentPollutionWater
How Representative Is ​Our Democracy? – 2/25 & 3/10 @7PM
Join the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education for two conversations on electoral systems and reform movements to make them more representative of our nation's electorate
Tagged: Fair RepresentationVotingVoting Rights
Virtual WV E-DAY at the Capitol: March 10th, 6-7:30PM
Mark your calendars for this year’s E-Day on March 10 from 6:00 – 7:30PM. While the event is free, registration is required.
Tagged: Environment
Jul 23 2021  Newsletter article
Medicare/Medicaid Rally & ACA Enrollment Events
Jul 23 2021  Newsletter article
Democracy Summer
Jul 22 2021  Action Alert Newsletter article
Young WV’s For the People Week of Action
Jul 20 2021  Action Alert
Thursday 7/22: PRO Act Rallies in Charleston & Martinsburg
Send this to a friend