Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up

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Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas...
Tagged: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Health Care Bills Gaining Momentum – Let’s Keep It Going!
In 2019, Delegate Barbara Fleischauer took a group of West Virginians on a bus to Canada to buy insulin. This trip was followed by the introduction of the first Insulin Affordability Bill in 2020...
Tagged: DiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Environmental Wrap-Up
The good and bad that passed this Legislative Session… 
Tagged: Oil and GasPollutionPrivatizationReclamationWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
Take Action: Support TMG Economic Justice Proposal
Please contact the Governor’s Office, Senate President Craig Blair, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, and Senate and House Finance Committee Chairs and encourage them to support this proposal to address the challenges facing our most impoverished and distressed communities, and begin to transform and restructure our economy in a way that is responsive to the collective needs of all our people.
Tagged: ARPACARES ActEconomic JusticeInequalityRacial Justice
ACA: Happy 12th Birthday!
Twelve years ago, March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed. Since then, many of us have been working hard to defend it.
Tagged: ACADiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceInequalityMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Ethylene Oxide Town Hall – March 26th
Open House about Ethylene Oxide Health Impacts, Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dunbar Recreation Center
Tagged: Air QualityEmissionsPollution
WVCBP: Post-session ‘Where are we now’ in terms of funding our future and supporting families?
Join WVCBP at noon on Wednesday, April 6 for a session debrief, an analysis of what’s up with the budget, and how we can use interims meetings over the rest of this year to make the case for investments in programs we care about.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxationWorking Families
Apr 18 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 10: What’s Next?
Mar 23 2022  Newsletter article
Life After Session
Mar 7 2022  Newsletter article
Final Stretch, Beware of Zombie Bills
Mar 7 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 8: Week Eight of the WV Legislative Session
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