Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 12: 2023 – What a Year!

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2023 – What a Year!
Bottom line: the 2024 legislative session will also be a challenge. As 2023 comes to a close, we’re gearing up for the January 10th opening of the 2024 legislative session, the last one with Jim Justice as our part-time governor.
WV Citizen Action’s 2023 Awards Picnic: Meet Our Awardees
On Saturday, September 16th we gathered at Coonskin Park to celebrate our awardees, reflect on the work we’ve done and what’s to come, and spend time with old and new friends. 
#CareOverCost: An URGENT Call for Aetna Claim Denial Stories
Help us fight on on the behalf of West Virginians unable to get the care they need, or are in overwhelming debt.
11.8 Million Lose Medicaid; States Could Lose Federal Funding
Nationally, 11.8 Million have been disenrolled from Medicaid; 38% of them are children.
WV CAG and Allies Urge Advancement of March-In-Rights to Lower Drug Costs
The groups’ letter comes after earlier this year, Secs. Raimondo and Becerra announced a whole-of-government review of march-in rights, including when to exercise them based on prices.
Medicare Drug Price Negotiations & the First 10 Named Drugs
The good fight for making medications affordable for all continues.
Health Care for All West Virginia: Year in Review
We worked hard to get important bills passed and tried to stop bills that would be detrimental to the health of West Virginians. 
Southern WV’s Renewable Revolution
Brandi Reece (center) and Zach Shrewsbury (center left) meet with officials and community leaders in Matewan, WV.
Celebrating Sustainability: A Look Back at the Inaugural “Sustainability in Motion” Event
The event was a vibrant mix of education, entertainment, and engagement. It was free, making it accessible for everyone in the community!
WV CAG & Partners Host “Lunch Out Loud” Webinar Series
We are looking forward to continuing the fight for a more inclusive, transparent, and accountable democracy.
Upcoming Events
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Kanawha State Forest Gas Well Tour – Update
When tested, three of the five sites had detectable gas leaks using the handheld monitors — Phew! Many are close to homes as the ones recently brought to our attention in a neighborhood within the Charleston city limits...
ARCH2 – an Update
A hydrogen hub would burden ratepayers and taxpayers since these projects are fundamentally uneconomic and require significant public subsidy. 
The Three Facets of WV Citizen Action: A 50 Year Legacy!
David Grubb and friends came together in 1974 with a vision, lots of energy, and enthusiasm to build WV CAG.
Oct 25 2023  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 11: Continuing the Fight for Democracy, the Environment and Health Care for All
Jun 19 2023  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 16 No. 10: Truth and Consequences
Mar 14 2023  Newsletter
2023 Session Wrap-up
Mar 7 2023  Newsletter
Legislative Update Week 8: Crossover Chaos
Updated: January 16, 2024 — 3:05 pm
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