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Newsletter   February 4, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 4
Week Four of the 2018 legislative session was a wild week, with President Trump and the GOP at the Greenbrier (we visited, too!), and teachers rallying at the Capitol for better pay and fixes for PEIA. During Week Five, several bills pending in the House Judiciary Committee are or are likely to be the subject of public hearings. Keep reading for details and actions you can take. We also hope you can join us for All Kinds are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day on Thursday, February 8 and other events at the Capitol this week. And please take advantage of the upcoming Your Voice WV: Citizen Lobbyist trainings if one is planned for your area. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyFrackingHealthcareInequalityMedicarePollutionSNAPWaterWorkers
Newsletter   January 28, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 3
A lot has happened over the past week and there are a number of actions you can take. This coming week we hope you can join us for one or more events on legislative and congressional priorities and the need to focus on the common good. We also hope you can join WV CAG and allies the following week for All Kinds Are Welcome Here Lobby Day on February 8 at the State Capitol. To prepare you for your visit to Charleston there are two more opportunities to attend a Your Voice: Citizen Lobbyist Training - February 1 at Bethany College and February 5 in Parkersburg.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Newsletter   January 22, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 2
This week we're writing you on the heels of several West Virginia events commemorating last year’s historic Women’s March. These inspiring events show that our movement(s) are alive and well. Keep reading for a look at some of the bad (and good) bills that are starting to work their way through the process, actions you can take, and other highlights from the second week of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAP
Newsletter   January 16, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 1
We began this week celebrating and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. with a day dedicated to public service and a time for reflection on issues of justice, equality, and moral leadership. May Dr. King's legacy inspire us to continue the fight for a more fair and equal nation and state, and a brighter future for all. The 2018 legislative session will provide many opportunities to come together to fight for justice and equality. Keep reading for an overview of the State of the State and a preview of what to expect in the days ahead. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEnergyHealthcarePovertyWater
Newsletter   November 25, 2017
Capital Eye: Fall 2017 Vol. 10 No. 12
We may not have been able to stop Trump from taking office, but we can and will continue to fight back against his disastrous policies and executive orders. With your support, WV Citizen Action is ready to keep the pressure on Trump, as well as federal and state lawmakers supporting his agenda. Click here for actions you can take now to push back against efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and giving massive, unnecessary tax cuts to billionaires that will force cuts in health care, education and other vital programs. Our fight isn’t just in Washington. We've also included actions you can take to protect West Virginia consumers and energy efficiency programs at the PSC. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEnergyEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPollutionPovertyWater
Newsletter   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Vol.10 No.11
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPoverty
Newsletter   April 17, 2017
Capital Eye: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up
We’re still sorting through the rubble of the 2017 legislative session but wanted to send you an initial analysis of some of the damage done, damage averted, and the few good bills that actually got passed. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFrackingHealthcareSNAPWater
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
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Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
Newsletter   March 26, 2017
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses
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Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcarePollutionSNAPWater
Action AlertNewsletter   March 20, 2017
Capital Eye: This Week: The AHCA vs ACA
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Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyEnergy efficiencyHCANHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPovertyWater
Newsletter   March 13, 2017
Capital Eye: What a Week!
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Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsEnergyEnergy efficiencySNAPWater
Newsletter   March 6, 2017
Capital Eye: Don’t Drink the Corporate Kool-Aid
We hope you enjoyed your weekend...but, unfortunately, we're now going to ruin it with all of the bad news that happened under the dome last week (sorry!). More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventHealthcareWater
Newsletter   February 24, 2017
Capital Eye: Frogs in February?
Another week of legislative session has come and gone! While things aren't so pretty in the Capitol, they sure are outside (thanks, global warming). Read up on what's been happening in our weekly Capital Eye update below. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEventFair taxationInequalityWater
Newsletter   February 19, 2017
Capital Eye: Here Comes the Money-Go-Round!
Well, the first full week of the 2017 legislative session has come and gone! Read this week's update to find out what's been happening and how you can take action. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEventFair taxationInequalityWater
Newsletter   February 13, 2017
Capital Eye: Gosh, What a State of the State!
We're less than a week into the 2017 legislative session, and things are already crazy! Read our summary of just some of the things that happened in the first 3 days under the golden dome. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Newsletter   January 30, 2017
Capital Eye, January 2017
Most of us seem relieved that 2016 is finally over. The last legislative session was rough, then the primary elections were followed by June’s 1,000 year flood, and we capped off the year by electing ‘the Apprentice’ for president. 2017 will be even more challenging. Are you ready? We are - with your input and support! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventHealthcare
Newsletter Ciera Pennington September 22, 2016
Capital Eye, Fall 2016
Catch-up on all the things Team WV CAG has been up to the past several months and a look ahead to the next few months! More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventMedicare
Newsletter Ciera Pennington March 7, 2016
Capital Eye: Finally, the Last Week
The countdown is on! We are in the final days of the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session...and to be honest, we can't wait for it to be over. More
Issues: EventFrackingInequalityPoverty
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 29, 2016
Capital Eye: Triage
Wednesday is “crossover day” when all bills must be voted out of their house of origin (Senate or House of Delegates) and pass over to the other, or be considered “dead.” Dead is in quotes because there are numerous ways for leadership to resurrect a bill after crossover, but these zombie bills are a topic for another week. Triage is the word this week – the wholesale scrapping of all bills leftover on committee dockets on "crossover day". More
Issues: DiscriminationEnergy efficiencyInequalityPovertySNAP
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