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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
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
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 12, 2021
Best of Times, Worst of Times
One thing is for sure, YOUR VOICE is more important now than ever on both the federal and state policies that we all care about. Senator Joe Manchin could provide the ‘swing’ vote on many critical issues and needs to hear from his constituents...  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19Taxes
Newsletter   February 12, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 1: 2021 Session Starts During “Best of Times, Worst of Times”
The 2021 Legislative Session started Wednesday. Stay up-to-date each week on what’s happening under the dome with WVCAG! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Newsletter   April 8, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 9 – Spring 2020
In this Spring edition of the Capital Eye: Legislative Wrap Up & What's Next - Big Victories for Health Care for All WV Coalition - Attacks on the Courts Defeated; Reforms, Informed Voting in Judicial Elections Needed - Absentee Voting Available to All Due to Coronavirus Emergency - Coming Together, Building Grassroots Power - Awards Dinner Postponed but Not Our People First Agenda - 4 Things You Can Do During the Covid-19 Pandemic More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeCriminal JusticeEnergyFair CourtsHealthcareInequality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 29, 2020
One Week to Go
Anti-protest bill HB 4615 (so-called protecting critical infrastructure) is now in Senate Judiciary. Calls to Chair Charles Trump are needed to ask him to ignore it and let it expire. Back-up messages to Judiciary members to vote no are also encouraged, if it does make the committee agenda. This is the bill that adds felonies and high fines tor those charged with civil disobedience (or even conspiracy to do so) at so-called "critical infrastructure" sites! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter   February 29, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 8: One Week to Go
Legislative committees will be meeting Saturday with one week left in the session. Several bills need our help to pass or expire. See below for critical actions needed now. Saturday calls or e-mails would be very helpful right now! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 25, 2020
Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Newsletter   February 25, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 7: Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert   February 23, 2020
Weekend Wake-up: Urgent Actions Needed Tonight!
State lawmakers seem hellbent this session on pushing their religious views into our public school system. In doing so, they are waging an onslaught against the rights of religious minorities. Religious instruction is the job of parents and faith leaders, not public school employees. And yet, FOUR bills are moving this session that would allow teachers to instruct from the bible. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil LibertiesDiscriminationEducationEvent
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 4, 2020
Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Gary’s Weekly Round-Up
Twenty four environmental and justice groups from around the state set up displays in the Senate Hall for annual Environment Day at the legislature on Tuesday. They came from near and far. See them in a quick walk through at the beginning of our Facebook live stream of the opening and speakers. After that a large group of citizens went to House Health Committee Chair Hill to ask him to put the Clean Drinking Water Act on his committee’s agenda. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyEventHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionWater
Newsletter   February 4, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 4: Insulin, Environment, & Healthcare
Welcome back to Week 4! We know you have a life and can't track everything that happens during legislative session, so let us help. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyEventHealthcareKids and familiesPollutionWater
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   January 13, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 1: 2020 Session Kicks off with a State of the State Yawn
New year, new legislative session. We know you have a life and can't track everything that happens during legislative session, so let us help. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEventHealthcareWater
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
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