Issue: Fair Taxation

As a member of the Coalition for West Virginia Families, WV CAG is looking for ways to make our tax system less regressive. We support the Coalition’s recommendation that families making below poverty-level wages be exempted from paying state income tax and will work to introduce legislation accomplishing this objective.

On the other end of the scale, we must continually push for large mineral holdings to be assessed at fair market value in order to provide revenue for local schools and services. The repeal of the “Managed timber land tax credit” for large timber companies is a major priority of WV CAG.

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Citizen Action Group Blog   April 21, 2021
43 ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THE TAX ON WALL STREET SPECULATION ACT
In this time of great suffering in our nation as communities are fighting yet another surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are shuttered, and high levels of unemployment are being experienced billionaires and Wall Street have continued to rake in outrageous levels of profit. More
Issues: Fair taxationTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 20, 2021
Status of 2021 Bills by Topic/Subject
Consumer Protection, Civil Justice, Courts, Constitutional Amendments, Health Care, Voting Rights, and so much more. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesDiscriminationEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationHealthcarePovertyVoting RightsWater
Action Alert   April 2, 2021
Rally to Reject HB3300 – TODAY @ 11AM
🚨Rally to Reject HB3300🚨 - 4/2 @ 11AM - Capitol Circle, North Steps. JOIN US & Tell our Lawmakers - We don't want to pay More to get Less! This bill would raise overall taxes for 60% of WV families & require cuts to critical public services. (Masks & Social Distancing required) More
Issues: EducationFair taxationInequalityMedicaid
Action Alert   March 24, 2021
URGENT ACTION: Call 1-2PM Today 3/24 to say NO on Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest in WV!
Call TODAY between 1-2PM to speak at the Public Hearing - Thursday at 3PM More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityTaxes
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 22, 2021
Building Civic Action: A Policy Roundtable to Move Community to Action
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a policy roundtable hosted by the Charleston-Institute Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to discuss issues before the WV Legislature and their connection to and impact on the Black community. Here’s a recap of what was discussed and actions you can take.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityMedicaidVoting Rights
Action Alert   March 22, 2021
Call your legislators – Protect the WV Personal Income Tax!
Tell our state leaders, and the House Finance Committee, that cutting services and making it more expensive to live here is bad for our families and bad for West Virginia. More
Issues: Fair taxationTaxes
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 10, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Tell your Legislators – Say YES to Medicaid Buy-in, NO to COVID Liability Immunity and NO to Income Tax cuts!
Contact Your Legislators! (1) Tell them TODAY to Say NO to SB 277 - Don't let Irresponsible Businesses Off the Hook! (2) Tell them to Say YES to HB 3001 - Create the Affordable Medicaid Buy-in Program. (3) Tell them to Say NO to SB 600/HB 2027 - Protect Public Services by Keeping the WV Income Tax! More
Issues: Covid-19DemocracyFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPovertyWorkers
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 5, 2021
Contact Your Legislators NOW! Tell them to Say NO to HB 2257
HB 2257 is a No Jobs/No Hope bill for those who have completed their drug offense sentences. Contact you House of Delegates member NOW to ask them to VOTE NO on HB 2257, a draconian bill that doubles down on the failed and costly war on drugs—and is up for final vote around noon. More
Issues: Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationInequalityTaxes
Action Alert   March 3, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Protect Public Services by Keeping the WV Income Tax; Citizens Guide to Online Advocacy
Shifting more taxes onto low and middle income citizens is not fair – this is what efforts to reduce or eliminate the income tax will do - raise other taxes on low-income and middle-income families, and will result in cuts to public services that benefit all families and businesses. More
Issues: EducationFair taxationHealthcareInequality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 18, 2021
ACTION ALERTS: From Week 2 of the 2021 WV Legislative Session
Contact Your Legislators about These Bills & Resolutions! Since many important bills are moving so fast up at the legislature, we’ve decided to pull together a mid-week action list to help folks keep up with the dizzy pace at the capitol. We’ve never seen so much proposed legislation referenced to only one committee (which is usually a signal that leadership wants it ‘greased’). Take a look below and take action on those issues that call out for it. Please contact your Legislators Right Away. Let your voices be heard. Visit www.wvlegislature.gov to find who represents YOU in the WV House and Senate, and how to contact them. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCollective Bargaining RightsConsumer ProtectionCovid-19DEPEducationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesVoting RightsWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Alexandra Gallo February 12, 2021
Protect the Personal Income Tax
GOP lawmakers are considering a proposal that would shift tax responsibility from the wealthiest residents to those who’ve suffered the worst effects of the pandemic: low-income families, Black and brown West Virginians, and women. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareTaxes
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 12, 2021
Defending and Strengthening Our Democracy and Our Courts: Challenges and Opportunities
We are at a critical juncture that presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to reforms that strengthen our democracy, and protect judicial independence. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair CourtsFair taxationVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG September 28, 2020
IN THE NEWS: ATF Statement on Trump Tax-Dodging Scandal Revealed by the New York Times
Yesterday, the New York Times released a major investigative story about President Trump’s taxes, showing that in 11 out of 18 years from 2000 to 2017 he paid no federal income taxes. He paid a paltry $750 in 2016, the year he first ran for president, and again in 2017, his first year in office, when he rammed through a major tax cut that largely benefited wealthy people like himself... More
Issues: Fair taxation
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 28, 2020
MLK Day Leads Week Three
MLK Day was celebrated in Charleston with the traditional ecumenical service at Asbury UMC and the noon bell ringing at the capitol. Reverend King’s courage and vision is a constant call for racial, civil, economic and social justice! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDiscriminationEnergyFair taxationInequalityWater
Newsletter   April 2, 2019
Capital Eye Vol. 12 No. 9 – Spring 2019
This year's legislative session proved once again that people power really can win on issues like education, healthcare, and public safety. But is also demonstrated that now is the time to tip the political scales so that we can start setting the political agenda, instead of fighting back bad ideas. This edition of the Capital Eye recaps our successes and highlights things you can do today to help us grow and build power this year.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEducationEnergyFair taxationHealthcareKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 4, 2019
One Week to Go @ WV Legislature!
Each week keeps getting wilder at the 2019 legislature. Last week was no exception. Wednesday was "Crossover Day", when all bills needed to be passed out of their "house of origin." It was a week of highs and lows, but mostly lows. Read on to see what mischief, mayhem and madness transpired. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDEPDiscriminationEducationEnergyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicareSocial securityWater
Newsletter   March 4, 2019
Capital Eye: Vol. 12 No. 8
Each week keeps getting wilder at the 2019 legislature. Last week was no exception. Wednesday was "Crossover Day", when all bills needed to be passed out of their "house of origin." It was a week of highs and lows, but mostly lows. Read on to see what mischief, mayhem and madness transpired this past week and what's ahead! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDEPDiscriminationEducationEnergyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 21, 2019
Week Two – Full to Overflowing!
Week two at the legislature was a busy one. Meetings with potential bill sponsors, checking daily bills introduced (now totaling 876), monitoring committees as they take up and amend legislation. This is just the daily grind. Then there are the special events and actions we’re co-sponsoring and/or showing up for. More about the some of these activities, and a short list of the good, bad, and just plain ugly bills that we’re either promoting or trying to stop here. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair taxationSNAPWater
Newsletter   January 14, 2019
Capital Eye Vol. 12 No. 1
It's a new year, and a new legislature. In this issue of the Capital Eye, we give you a glimpse at some of the upcoming fights and things to watch for, as well as a list of resources to help you be an informed activist throughout the session. We've only scratched the surface of both the potential damage and opportunities that abound during this current 60-day legislative session, so please stay tuned to our weekly updates. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair taxationKids and familiesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 13, 2019
2019 Legislative Session Kicks Off
The 2019 session of the WV Legislature kicked off on Wednesday, January 9. Here's a glimpse at some of the upcoming fights and things to watch for, and a list of resources to help you be an informed activist throughout the session. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeFair taxationHealthcarePollutionWater
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