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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
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 22, 2016
Capital Eye: Unintended Consequences
We hope you enjoyed your warm weekend! Now, start off your Monday right (or should we say 'left'?) with an update on what's been happening at our state Capitol. Don't forget to click the bold links to take action! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthcare
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 15, 2016
Capital Eye: Midway to…?
We hope your Valentine's Day weekend was full of lots of flowers and chocolate! Today, whether you're stuck inside with the kids on a snow day or hard at work, we hope you'll fill some time with reading this update and taking action. We've reached the midway point of the 2016 legislative session; now is the time it's imperative you take action and let your voice be heard! More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyFair taxationFracking
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 8, 2016
Capital Eye: Groundhog Week
We hope you had a great weekend! Our weekend was packed full with committee meetings and lobbying visits, as the Senate decided to convene. This is why our "weekend" update is coming to you at the beginning of the week; we didn't forget about you! Read on for a full update on last week's happenings and a look ahead at this week's. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDiscriminationEventWater
Newsletter Ciera Pennington January 31, 2016
Capital Eye Update: 1/31/16
What a week! Catch-up on what's been happening at the Capitol this past week. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionRight to work
Newsletter Ciera Pennington January 23, 2016
Capital Eye Update: 1/23/16
We're here to help you pass the time as the snow continues to accumulate and keep you inside (if you're lucky)! Click for your first "Capital Eye" weekend update of the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session. Curl up, stay warm, and catch-up on what's been happening in Charleston the last 10 days! More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventRight to work
Newsletter Ciera Pennington January 15, 2016
Capital Eye Newsletter; January 2016
Read the latest edition of the 'Capital Eye' newsletter to learn what we've been doing the past few months and what we will be doing the next few! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergy efficiencyOur children our futureWater
Newsletter CAG September 22, 2015
Capital Eye, Fall 2015
Check out our Fall 2015 'Capital Eye' newsletter! More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyFair taxationOur children our futureWater
Newsletter Julie Archer March 21, 2015
Legislative Wrap-Up: 2015 Session Closes
Campaign Finance Legislation Stalls in House; Non-Partisan Judicial Elections, Other Reforms Headed to Governor; Aboveground Storage Tank Act Amended; Some Good News For Water Quality; Reflections on Internship with CAG; Recycling Cooperatives Bill Headed to Governor; Energy Efficient WV Fought off Bad Policy, Ran out of Time on Another; Selma Memory March This Sunday. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergy efficiencyMCHMRecyclingWater
Newsletter jessica March 8, 2015
Week 8: Home Stretch but No Time to Rest!
No Time to Rest. Sustained Outrage Needed. More
Issues: Clean electionsEducationMCHMRecyclingRight to workWater
Newsletter ian March 2, 2015
Week 7: Too Much Freedom?
Too Much Freedom?, WV: No Place for Hate, More Money in Elections = Transparency & Accountability?, Bill that would hurt the solar industry is on Governor Tomblin’s desk, Recycling bill moves to the Senate floor, The Barrage of Bills against Women’s Reproductive Rights Continues, Five days to life West Virginia truancy laws, Update on Tank Bill More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareNet meteringRecyclingWater
Newsletter ian February 22, 2015
Week 6: Over the Hump
War on Workers, Drug Testing for TANF Recipients, APRNs Need Autonomy, More Freedom for Milk, Hemp and Compassionate Cannabis, Pro-Life and Pro Death, LEEP Bill Moving, Constitution Under Attack, Another Attack on Women's Medical Care, Threats to Both Air AND Water, Recycling Alert Update. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergy efficiencyHealthcareLiving wageRecyclingRight to workWater
Category A - Drinking Water
Newsletter ian February 15, 2015
Week 5: Halfway
Thursday was the halfway point in this session and we are fast approaching the last day to introduce bills in the Senate (Monday, February 23) and House (Tuesday, February 24). So far 1,243 bills have been introduced. The week started with a great press conference on protecting our water with speakers from WV Environmental Council member groups, the WV Council of Churches, and Charleston NAACP - all calling for keeping our drinking water clean and safe, and opposing legislation to roll back protections. Our water warrior, Karan Ireland, moderated the event and gave a strong personal testimony to kick it off. More
Issues: Civil JusticeEnergy efficiencyEventLiving wageWater
Newsletter Julie Archer February 8, 2015
Week 4: Attacks on Water, Health Care Continue
This Week: Attacks on Water, Health Care Continue; Recycling, Election Updates; Upcoming Events More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareRecyclingWater
Newsletter Karan Ireland February 1, 2015
Week 3: All Hands On Deck
Find out what's been happening at the Legislature- trust us, there's a lot! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationEnergy efficiencyLiving wageNet meteringRecyclingRight to work
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Newsletter Julie Archer January 24, 2015
Week 2: Net Metering Saved, Action Needed on Energy Efficiency
This Friday is the tenth day, and the first full week of the 2015 legislature. On Monday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission’s celebration was held at Asbury United Methodist Church ending with a march at noon to the Capitol and the ringing of the liberty bell. The same day, the West Virginia Education Association held a rally for teachers and UE (United Electrical Workers) Local 170 rallied with the state workers they represent. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyHealthcareKids and familiesNet meteringWater
Newsletter Karan Ireland January 16, 2015
Week 1: Join Us for MLK, Jr. Day & Other Upcoming Events
The 2015 WV Legislature opened Wednesday evening with Governor Tomblin’s State of the State Address exhorting the legislature to work “together” for the betterment of our citizens. Meanwhile, the Senate introduced 232 bills and the House total was 56. These range from allowing raw milk to be sold to allowing folks to carry a concealed gun without a permit. It’s comforting to know the majority of these will never get out the other end of the legislative sausage grinder. It’s scary to contemplate the ones that might make it along with the few we’d like to see pass. More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyNet meteringWater
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