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 Gary Zuckett July 7, 2017
Budget Battle Over (For Now)
West Virginia dodged the bullet at the last possible moment. However, this is not a budget to celebrate. It cuts higher education and Medicaid and doesn’t raise enough new revenue to keep this annual fight over cuts v. revenue from playing out again next year and into the future. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Advocacy Letter   June 13, 2017
Citizen Action Endorses Call for a Fair Budget from Congress in 2018
Dear Senator Manchin, Senator Capito, and Representatives McKinley, Mooney, and Jenkins: As Congress begins its work on the FY 2018 budget, we are writing to urge you to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. The undersigned are organizations from West Virginia including faith groups, human service providers, […] More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
This Week in our Capitol Eye Legislative Update, it’s Crossover Chaos!   Crossover Chaos As mentioned last week, Wednesday the 29th was crossover day so the legislature worked through last weekend, started early mornings, and met late into the evenings to get as many of their must pass bills over to the other side. One […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
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
Action Alert   January 6, 2017
Raise revenue or make more cuts?
West Virginia is facing another budget crisis. This year's budget shortfall is expected to top $400 million. Our new governor and legislature will be faced with a decision: raise revenue or make further cuts to vital programs that aid students, the elderly, and people who work for low wages. It's time to stop the cuts and realize revenue must be part of the budget solution. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington April 29, 2016
Take Action for a Common Sense Solution for WV
Legislators are actively discussing our state budget in preparation for the upcoming Special Session. Will you take two minutes and ask your Senator(s) to support working families with a state Earned Income Tax Credit? More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and families
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
Action Alert Ciera Pennington February 11, 2016
Take action for a state EITC!
Support West Virginia enacting an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Great! Here are a few actions you can take (if you haven't already!) to help. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington November 17, 2015
Speak up before we are out of time
Time is quickly running out. Congress must pass a spending bill before December 11th to keep the government running and provide the programs that millions of Americans rely on every day. Congress has made some progress by agreeing on how much money should be spent on defense and non-defense programs, but there is still a lot more to do. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington November 11, 2015
Help keep vets out of poverty
Today is Veteran’s Day and we give thanks to the proud men and women who serve in our armed forces. We want to serve them back by ensuring they keep their benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). More
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 27, 2015
Help working families!
The West Virginia state legislature has created a temporary committee to look at ways to improve our tax system. Tell members of this committee that West Virginia will be a better place to live, work, and raise a family with an EITC. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 20, 2015
Upside Down
Our tax system is upside down – big corporations pay lower tax rates than small businesses and the wealthy pay lower tax rates than the rest of us. But one way that our tax system helps people afford the basics is by giving them tax credits for work (Earned Income Tax Credit) and for child care (Child Tax Credit). More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 29, 2015
Time is running out…
During the upcoming legislative session, one of WV CAG’s focuses will be on passing a state-based earned income tax credit (EITC); this happens to be one of the policy proposals for the Our Children, Our Future campaign. We need your help to get the WV EITC on the 2016 OCOF platform! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePoverty
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
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 15, 2015
Tax Dodging Fortune 500 Companies
Citizen Action calls for closing loopholes on “Tax Dodging Dozen” Fortune 500 Companies who paid zero 2014 income taxes More
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Action Alert Karan Ireland April 13, 2015
Tax Day Help Wanted
Citizen Action Group Action Alert   View / Comment Online WV CAG needs your help at the downtown Charleston Post Office on Wednesday, April 15! Come help us get the word out about who is and WHO IS NOT paying taxes, and about where those tax dollars go! We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to […] More
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG June 5, 2014
Offshore Shell Games 2014: The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 Companies
Many large U.S.-based multinational corporations avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to make profits made in America appear to be generated in offshore tax havens—countries with minimal or no taxes. More
Issues: Fair taxation
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