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Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 20, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: 77 Organizations Call on Majority Leader Schumer, Sen. Wyden to Support Medicare Drug Negotiations, Medicare Expansion in the Budget Reconciliation Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) must ensure that robust Medicare drug price negotiations and stronger Medicare dental, vision and hearing benefits are a part of the Democrats' final budget reconciliation package said Public Citizen and nearly 80 other groups in a letter to the lawmakers today. More
Issues: Budget priorities
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 20, 2021
WV Moving Forward With Establishing Intermediate Court, Keeping Courts Out of Impeachment
Two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts were passed by the WV Legislature. One was signed into law by the Governor. The other will go before voters in November of 2022 in the form of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Newsletter   April 20, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up
Here's our wrap up of the 2021 WV Legislative Session. Even though it has ended, exciting federal programs will be moving in DC and our senior senator is a key vote in moving most everything. As such, we’ll be pivoting to put much more of our focus on some very promising legislation.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsDemocracyEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityPollutionVoting Rights
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
Newsletter   March 29, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 7: Week 8 of the 2021 Legislative Session
With two weeks to go in 2021 WV Legislative Session here's a look at what's happening under the dome and actions you can take. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsHealth CareKids and families
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Courts and the Constitution
After quickly passing their house of origin and then clearing their first committee assignment in the other, two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts slowed down. Now one has cleared another legislative hurdle, and the other is likely to be on the move again soon as we enter the final two weeks of the legislative session. Here’s a quick update and actions you can take to stop these power grabs and attempts to politicize the judiciary.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyFair Courts
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 29, 2021
What A Taxing Week!
Conservatives are constantly harping about their desire for small local governance - except when they don’t. Too many examples this session to list them all but one of the whoppers is a proposed amendment to the WV constitution to give the Legislature more control over county property taxes with the intent to slash taxes paid by big, out of state corporations. The House is also debating an alternative to the Governor's income tax phase our that would devastate the state budget. More here on these and other updates from the 'Bad Idea Factory.' More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyHealth CareKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 22, 2021
Session Moves into Spring
Spring equinox brings new life back in the earthly cycle of death and rebirth. After this legislative session we’ll need a rebirth of our political cycle to make sure that the next elections bring new life behind the desks at the Capitol. New faces pushing those red and green buttons which have such a profound […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 6: 2021 – Week 7 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 7 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 15, 2021
What’s really Happening at the Legislature
More than ever this session, laws are being made to benefit corporations and enrich their millionaire and billionaire owners at the expense of regular West Virginians and their families. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 15, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 5: 2021 – Week 6 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 6 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 8, 2021
Midway (Almost) – Session Rolls On
Friday was day 24 of the 60-day legislative session. Believe it or not, bills will now begin moving even faster as we approach several deadlines limiting their progress to the finish line. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 8, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 4: 2021 – Week 5 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 5 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Hearing from the People
This week’s extra-curricular activities out-shined many events inside the Capitol. A Moral Monday event by the Poor People's Campaign landed on Senator Manchin’s doorstep in Charleston More
Issues: Above ground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnergyEnergy efficiencyEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 1, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 3: 2021 – Week 4 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 4 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnergyEnergy efficiencyEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 22, 2021
Power Grabs and a Gift to Special Interests
In our action alerts for Week 2, we told you about a proposed constitutional amendment put forth by the House of Delegates (HJR 2). Not to be outdone, the Republican leadership in the Senate has reintroduced the proposed “Protecting the Separation of Powers Amendment” (SJR 8) More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 22, 2021
Haste Makes Waste – Week Two @ Legislature
Phil Kabler’s February 13th column outlines several quirks of this bizarre legislative session. One of the more concerning ones is the sheer number of ‘single shot’ bills, assigned to only one committee. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityTaxesWorkers
Newsletter   February 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 2: 2021 – Week 3 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 3 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityTaxesWorkers
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
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