Legislative Update Week 6: Tax Plan Will Put WV Underwater

Governor Justice, and our legislature, want WV to be like Kansas, with a budget so underwater our schools won’t have the funds to operate. Why? Because those that have more want to pay less in taxes. And, I’m sure you already know, our governor is literally the wealthiest person in our state.

Suffice to say, there’s a Lot going on under the dome. Keep reading to find out more about what’s happening 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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Either Tax Cut Plan Will Put WV Underwater
Last Monday, Governor Justice held a pro-tax cut roundtable at the Culture Center with none other than Grover Norquist who’s famous quote is, "I'm not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Week 6 Highlights & Actions: Black Policy Day, Campus Carry, Child Care Day
On Wednesday, February 15th was Black leaders and allies gathered at the state Capitol for Black Policy Day to raise awareness on the pressing policy issues impacting Black West Virginians.
Tagged: Covid-19Fair RepresentationGun SafetyInequalityKids and familiesReproductive Justice
Good News on Insulin, Medicaid Buy-In Bills; Take Action to Stop Campus Carry
Contact House Health Committee Chair Delegate Amy Summers (R) Taylor Co. and ask her to move quickly to get the Insulin bill passed when it comes to the House! The sooner we get it on the agenda the more time we will have to get it passed. If your delegate is on the Health Committee, contact them as well to show your support!
Tagged: DiabetesGun SafetyHealthcareMedicaid
Elections & Courts Update – Week 6
The WV Association for Justice has flagged two bills related to our civil justice system that are worth watching: HB 3270 and SB 560.
Tagged: Civil JusticeFair Courts
Coal Taxes That We All Pay
Coal may keep the lights on in WV (our state still burns it to produce 90% of our electricity) but it also keeps paying less and less taxes and costs us more and more on our power bills. It also costs us taxpayers more and more in making up for the taxes coal isn’t paying.
Tagged: Clean Energy
Climate Eye – Week 6
As always, please follow and consider becoming a member of the West Virginia Environmental Council, which CAG is proud to support, for updates from their spectacular team of staff and lobbyists.
Tagged: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentOil and GasPollution
From Facebook @WVCLRC - Kenneth Matthews testified about his lived experience around not being able to vote after incarceration while on parole yesterday in front of the Senate Judiciary Sub Committee B in favor of SB235, a bill that would restore voting rights to people on probation and parole. The vote on the bill was postponed until next week.
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
First, good news!  HB 2471 which would reinstate the counterproductive and harmful policy of suspending drivers licenses for unpaid fines and fees has been parked (no pun intended) on the inactive house calendar.
Tagged: Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeFair CourtsPoverty
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