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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Action Alert   May 25, 2022
Billionaire Taxation – Tele-Town Hall, May 26th at 6:30PM
Please join us for a tele-town hall on Billionaire Taxation, with featured speakers: Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness, WV State Delegate Mike Pushkin, and Lida Shepherd of WV Economic Justic Project. More
Issues: EquityFair taxation
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 18, 2022
PRESS RELEASE – US Billionaires Doubled Wealth During Pandemic – Should Pay Fair Share of Taxes
ON THIS TAX DAY, WEST VIRGINIA’S WORKING FAMILIES ARE PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE BUT AMERICA’S BILLIONAIRES ARE NOT! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorking Families
Action Alert   March 23, 2022
WVCBP: Post-session ‘Where are we now’ in terms of funding our future and supporting families?
Join WVCBP at noon on Wednesday, April 6 for a session debrief, an analysis of what’s up with the budget, and how we can use interims meetings over the rest of this year to make the case for investments in programs we care about. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationWorking Families
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Action Alert   March 2, 2022
Urgent Action: Tell our Senators to Stop HB 4007 – No Tax Breaks for the Wealthy on the Backs of Working Families
Tell our Senators to Stop HB 4007! Our wealthy West Virginians do not need a tax break on the backs of working families. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 14, 2022
Downslope to March 12th
Watching the Winter Olympics on TV reminds me of the concept I have of the flow of the legislative session. Imagine it like a snowball that gets started rolling down the mountain and, as it goes on and on, it picks up more and more snow...gettng faster and faster. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidTaxesUnemployment benefitsWorkersWV Legislature
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 8, 2022
Bad Tax Bill Moving Quickly – Take Action NOW!
Make no mistake, this bill starts a ticking clock that would eventually eliminate the state’s income tax and, with it, nearly half of our state budget. More
Issues: Fair taxationTaxes
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
Press Release   January 21, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: BILLIONAIRES ARE SPENDING 39 TIMES MORE ON FEDERAL ELECTIONS SINCE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION IN 2010
661 Billionaires Pumped $1.2 Billion Into 2020 Elections—About 1 Out of Every 10 Dollars Contributed As American Tycoons Translate Riches Into Political Clout  More
Issues: Fair taxation
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 17, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Winter is Here. Brace Yourself.
Here’s a glimpse of what transpired over the first few days, opportunities to learn, and information about how to engage your legislators and make your voice heard.   More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Press Release   November 5, 2021
WV ACCOUNTANTS SUPPORT PATRIOTISM IN TAX CODE AND NEED FOR BILLIONAIRES TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE
Accountants, tax lawyers, and financial services professionals in West Virginia have voiced their support for Manchin's sentiment that billionaires and the ultra-wealthy must do their part.  More
Issues: Build Back BetterFair taxation
Press Release   October 26, 2021
AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES GOT 62% RICHER DURING PANDEMIC — ALMOST ALL THAT WEALTH GROWTH WILL GO INCOME-TAX FREE, SHOWING NEED FOR BIDEN’S TAX REFORMS & INVESTMENT PLANS
Billionaires’ Collective Fortune Grew $1.8 Trillion Over 17 Months, Enough to Pay for Over Half of Biden’s Proposed $3.5 Trillion Investment in Healthcare, Education & More  More
Issues: Build Back BetterFair taxationTaxes
Press Release   October 8, 2021
ATF RELEASE: Biden Team Gets Global OK for Minimum Corporate Tax Rate, Paving Way for Domestic Corporate Tax Reforms
About 140 countries and jurisdictions have agreed to tax profits of big firms at no less than 15%, removing a big incentive for American corporations to abandon the United States in search of no- and low-tax havens. More
Issues: Build Back BetterFair taxation
Action Alert CAG October 1, 2021
“Pay Your Fair Share” Rally: CHARLESTON
Join us this Thursday, Oct. 7th, at 4:30 PM outside AEP's offices at Laidley Tower, 500 Lee St E, Charleston, WV 25301, to demand that Corporations like AEP PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE like the rest of us. More
Issues: Build Back BetterFair taxation
Press Release CAG August 9, 2021
715+ STATE & NATIONAL GROUPS URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT BIDEN’S BUILD BACK BETTER TAX & INVESTMENT PACKAGE AS U.S. SENATE BEGINS DEBATING MEASURE
Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) released letters to Congress signed by 620 state groups and 97 national groups in support of President Biden’s Build Back Better tax and investment plans. More
Issues: Fair taxation
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
Democracy Summer
Federal issues have dominated our work since the end of the WV legislative session and no issue has taken up more bandwidth than the effort to pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and DC Statehood More
Issues: Care EconomyDemocracyEnvironmentFair RepresentationFair taxationJobsVoting Rights
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
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