Legislative Update Week 5: The Big Disconnect

Too many in the majority party controlling the Legislature right now are basically disconnected from real solutions needed to address many of the critical problems facing our state. Keep reading to find out more about what’s happening under the dome and how you can take action. And be sure to check our events calendar for opportunities for learning and action in the coming days and weeks.

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Public Hearing on Campus Self-Defense Act – Feb. 15th, 9AM
The Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 9 a.m. on S.B. 10 - Campus Self-Defense Act. Please attend and help protect our schools and our kids from guns and gun violence.
Tagged: Civil RightsFamilies
The Big Disconnect
Talking with a reentry advocate about the myriad problems in our prison system this week, it hit me that too many in the majority party controlling the Legislature right now are basically disconnected from real solutions needed to address many of the critical problems facing our state.
Tagged: Civil RightsEconomyEnergyFamilies
Elections & Courts Update
The Senate Judiciary has referred three bills to its Elections and Public Integrity Subcommittee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has also advanced two bills that would decrease transparency of political spending. The House Committee on Political Subdivisions has advanced three bills. Plus judicial redistricting is underway.
Tagged: Civil RightsDemocracy
Bills Passed Day 1 – Where Are They Now?
Curious what had happened with all the bills the Senate passed the first day? Here's a run down.
Tagged: Budget PrioritiesDemocracyEconomyEnvironmentFair taxationFamiliesHealthcareWorkers
Climate Eye – Week 5
PFAS Protection Act, community solar, funding for DEP oil and gas inspectors, East Palestine train derailment and more.
Tagged: EconomyEnergyEnvironmentFamilies
Health Care – Insulin Bill & Others Needs Your Help!
HB 2430 is a bill to lower the cost of insulin and diabetic supplies for people with health insurance. The proper supplies and insulin can literally extend the lives of diabetics by a decade or two. This means so much to our state because West Virginia has the highest rate of deaths due to diabetes in the country. 
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