Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 8: Week Eight of the WV Legislative Session

It’s the EIGHTH full week of the 2022 Legislative Session! Stay up-to-date 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).  

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This time of year we start joking about what life will be like after the craziness of the legislative session. This being an election year we’ll be transitioning to voter education, engagement, and all manner of support for getting better legislators behind the desks at the State Capitol. Your continued support and volunteering will be essential to getting this critical work done! Please take a minute to renew or become a supporting member of WV CAG! A big THANKS to all of YOU who have already done so!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Final Stretch, Beware of Zombie Bills
Last Wednesday was Crossover Day, when all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered “dead”. “Dead” is in quotations because, when leadership wants a bill, it can come back to life like zombies.
Tagged: WV Legislature
Election Bills are a Disservice to West Virginia Voters
We need to restore balance to our democracy, attract qualified people who want to go into public service, and make sure every vote is counted and everyone’s voice is heard.
Tagged: Clean electionsDemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Environmental Update: The good and bad of CROSSOVER DAY!
Remember when 300,000 West Virginians in nine counties had their water contaminated by a toxic chemical leak? Apparently our Legislature either has a really short memory, or they don’t care.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksAir QualityOil and GasPrivatizationReclamationwater qualityWorker's Safety
Let’s get two good bills over the finish line!
Two good bills are alive and kicking!  But the extended supervision bill which passed the House we are still worried might continue to move in the Senate.  Consider sending a message about all three bills to Senate judiciary members...
Tagged: Fair Representationharm reductionHealth CareInequality
Urgent Action: Stop Classroom Censorship Bills!
SB 498, another classroom censorship bill that would chill speech and instruction in schools about important topics like race, gender, and sex, will be discussed in a public hearing TOMORROW, Monday, March 7th at 8AM, hosted by the House Education Committee.
Tagged: CensorshipInequalityRacial Justice
Urgent Action: Tell our WV Senators to Support HB 4252, the Diabetes Bill!
Tell our WV Senators to Support HB 4252, the Diabetes Bill! It will help West Virginians stay healthy, save lives, and save our state health care system money.
Tagged: DiabetesHealth Care
Urgent Action: Tell our Senators to Stop HB 4007 – No Tax Breaks for the Wealthy on the Backs of Working Families
Tell our Senators to Stop HB 4007! Our wealthy West Virginians do not need a tax break on the backs of working families.
Tagged: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Apr 18 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 10: What’s Next?
Mar 23 2022  Newsletter article
Life After Session
Mar 23 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up
Mar 7 2022  Newsletter article
Final Stretch, Beware of Zombie Bills
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