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Newsletter article   February 7, 2023
Health Care – Week 4
Anti-trans bill, bridging the Medicaid Cliff, helping WV diabetics, expanding dental care and more! More
Issues: Health CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Newsletter article Dani Parent February 7, 2023
Climate Eye – Week 4
We’re almost halfway through the session and there’s been a lot of progress on important bills to protect our climate and environment. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironmentIRAPollutionwater quality
Newsletter article   February 7, 2023
WV Truth in History Poll Release, Statement on SB 130
A recent scientific poll indicates young West Virginians are unhappy with the Legislature’s focus on divisive social issues to the point that a majority would at least consider leaving the state if the restrictive bills are passed and the trend continues. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
West Virginia Citizen Action Group Executive Director Gary Zuckett holds up a copy of the single-page HB 2883, which would give $500 million in unallocated COVID-19 relief funding to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority. The proposed bill drew ire Thursday from West Virginians who believe the money should go to help the areas hit hardest by the pandemic. - PERRY BENNETT | WV Legislative Photography wvgazettemail.com
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 7, 2023
Remarks at Public Hearing for HB 2883 on Allocation of ARPA Funds
According to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s final rule, ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds are intended to “provide state, local, and tribal governments with the resources needed to respond to the pandemic and its economic effects and to build a stronger, more equitable economy during the recovery.” More
Issues: ARPACARES ActFair taxation
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2023
Tax & Budget, Culture Wars and Other Bill Action
The Governor continued his roadshow to promote his personal income tax cut proposal, but the plan is going nowhere fast in the Senate... More
Issues: Fair RepresentationFair taxationHealthcareImmigrationInequalityWV Legislature
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 7, 2023
Small Government?
As I was having a drink with veteran statehouse reporter Phil Kabler ... In essence he said something like, “It's strange how the party of so-called ‘small government’ keeps inserting itself into the bedrooms and doctors offices of our citizens.” More
Issues: Fair CourtsHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPollution
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Health Care Week 3
Take Action to help us make this the year that diabetics in WV get relief from the cruel and unfair cost of their insulin and supplies, support the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In, and expand dental coverage for adults. More
Issues: DiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 31, 2023
Climate Eye Week 3
E-Day at the Capitol on Feb. 28th, PFAS Protection Act, methane emissions, orphaned wells and more! More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironmentPollution
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
With the legislative session in full swing, here is a brief rundown of bills that we and AFSC are watching. More
Issues: Fair CourtsIncarcerationInequalityJusticeVoting Rights
Newsletter article CAG January 31, 2023
It’s About to Get Ugly, Very Ugly
The Anti-Racism Act of 2023, HB 2007 banning physicians from providing gender-affirming surgery to minors, SB 59 cutting the number of weeks that laid off workers are eligible for unemployment, Bills SB 158 and HB 3018 that would to End Child Marriage, misuse of ARPA funds and more. More
Issues: EducationInequalityKids and familiesRacial JusticeUnemployment benefits
Newsletter article CAG January 23, 2023
(Other) Big Things That Happened – Week 2
Here’s a quick overview of some of the other big things that happened this past week — things that aren’t covered elsewhere in this update on the second week of the 2023 legislative session. This includes action on "zombie bills" on guns and unemployment in the Senate. In the House, the Health Committee advanced bills to reorganize DHHR and limit health care options for transgender youth. More
Issues: EducationKids and familiesUnemployment benefitsWorkers
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 16, 2023
Climate Eye – Week 1
WV CAG is proud to support the West Virginia Environmental Council in their work toward the coalition’s 2023 legislative priorities this session. Please sign up to receive updates and action alerts from their lobby team on the ground in the Capitol. A number of environmental-focused bills have already started the rounds at the statehouse, many positive and some concerning. See some highlights here. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 16, 2023
Big Things That Happened – Week 1
Here’s a quick recap of the big things that happened during the first week of the 2023 legislative session.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 16, 2023
What’s the Rush? – Legislative Session Kicks Off with a Bang
The legislative session started out with a BANG on day one as the Senate leadership promptly used their super majority to suspend the rules, ram through 23 bills and send them to the House. The House is moving mostly at the normal pace, but their Finance committee pulled a fast one on Thursday and added the governor’s 50% personal income tax cut to their agenda at the last minute and passed it out to the floor. More here, plus actions you can take, and resources for staying up to date. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids and families
Newsletter article   October 24, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Visioning Project
This month the WV New Jobs Coalition kicked off our Visioning Project. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please reach out! More
Issues: Visioning Project
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett October 24, 2022
#Roevember, Inflation & Climate in ‘22
With the 2022 elections upon us, let’s take some time to review both the damage done this year and the opportunities that lay ahead. More
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
Register for the 2022 BLAC Policy Summit!
This virtual and free Policy Summit will provide keynote speakers and workshops that will demonstrated the importance of incorporating Black storytelling for effective policymaking.  More
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
2022 Environmental Summit: Growing West Virginia’s Environmental Power – Sept 24th & 25th
Registration is now open! The 2022 Environmental Summit, to be held in Morgantown, WV, Sept. 24th and 25th, will bring together local and state environmental organizations to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. More
Issues: Clean AirClean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionwater quality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Oppose Tax Cuts for the Rich
On Wednesday morning, Governor Justice announced a special legislative session beginning at noon on Monday to begin phasing out the state income tax. Don’t be fooled, this is the first salvo in eventually eliminating the personal income tax completely. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
Major Issues Facing West Virginia Voters
The campaign surrounding the Voter Issues and Action Survey (VIAS) concluded on Friday, July 15th. From this campaign, we received a total of 43 responses from West Virginia voters. More
Issues: Voting Rights
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