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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 4, 2018
Wild Week Four
In this article: Trump Visits GOP at Greenbrier - We Visited Too; War on Unions Continues; Teachers Rally at Capitol; Free Community College Passes Senate; Intermediate Court of Appeals, Judicial Budget Amendment Clear First Hurdles; Department of Education and the Arts on Chopping Block; DHHR Reorganization Update; What's SNAPpening?; Making it Legal to Noodle Catfish?; Minister Protection Bill is all Fluff; Charleston Gazette-Mail Files for Bankruptcy; Water Crisis Settlement Nears Final Approval; FirstEnergy's Attempt at WV Bailout Continues; and Join In! More
Issues: Civil JusticeEducationEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicarePovertySNAPWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 28, 2018
Week Three – Gaining Momentum
Legislative sessions are like a snowball rolled down a steep, snowy slope. They gain speed, momentum and size as they roll… this one is no different. This means a lot has happened over the past week and there are a number of actions you can take. This coming week we hope you can join us for one or more events on legislative and congressional priorities and the need to focus on the common good. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcarePovertySNAP
Newsletter   January 22, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 2
This week we're writing you on the heels of several West Virginia events commemorating last year’s historic Women’s March. These inspiring events show that our movement(s) are alive and well. Keep reading for a look at some of the bad (and good) bills that are starting to work their way through the process, actions you can take, and other highlights from the second week of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAP
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 22, 2018
Two Weeks Down, Seven to Go
Friday was the 10th day of the 2018 legislative session with Senate now listing 333 bills introduced, and the House (with nearly three times the members) having 739. It's a small comfort that the majority of these will never make it out the ‘sausage grinder’ that is the legislative process. Here's a look at some of the bad (and good) bills that are starting to work their way through the process, as well as some other highlights from the second week of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareInequalityOur children our futurePovertySNAP
Action Alert   January 22, 2018
Stop HB 4001: Don’t Punish Families Who Rely on SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF
HB 4001 contains several measures that punish families who rely on SNAP, Medicaid or TANF, and contracts with a private vendor to verify eligibility. It is designed to do nothing more than kick people off of these programs and pay millions to a third party administrator. Call House Health Committee members and tell them not to hurt West Virginia families. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
MCHM tanks
Newsletter article   January 15, 2018
State of the State
On Wednesday evening, Governor Justice laid out his vision for the 2018 legislative session and beyond in his second State of the State address. Last week also marked the anniversary of the 2014 water crisis. Read an overview of the address and happenings during the first week of the session here and get a preview of what to expect during the days ahead. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcareSNAPWater
Press Release   October 20, 2017
Senator Capito Votes for Senate Budget Resolution That Puts Health Care for West Virginia Families at Risk
The budget resolution sets up blueprint for tax cuts that mostly benefit wealthy households while cutting health care and education for everyone else. Senator Capito voted for the Resolution that could put Medicaid for 438,000 West Virginians at risk as well as Medicare for 416,000 seniors and people with disabilities. Time and time again, Senator Capito has shown that, despite what she says, her priorities are taking care of the wealthy and big business, not her constituents. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   October 19, 2017
Tell Senators to Vote No on Harmful GOP Budget
Tonight's the night. The U.S. Senate will be debating a Budget Resolution that will set the framework for how much federal spending will be cut, with a vote expected very early Friday morning. Senators Capito and Manchin have a responsibility to stop this immoral scheme, which will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable among us. Call NOW and tell them to vote NO. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Press Release   October 18, 2017
West Virginia Families Will Be Harmed by Proposed Senate Budget
The Republican’s proposed budget will be very harmful to West Virginia’s families if it becomes law. It slashes funding for vital services and programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and education in order to provide huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes many working families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Read our complete statement on this immoral scheme and its effects on West Virginia families. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action AlertNewsletter article   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Edition
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergy efficiencyEventFair taxationHCANHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySNAP
Action Alert   August 31, 2017
Morgantown Town Hall Saturday on Federal Healthcare Cuts
Join us Saturday for a town hall about the proposed Trump budget, which makes massive cuts to healthcare and education in order to give huge tax breaks to the wealthy. We’ll hear from policy experts and local organizations about how the budget would affect our community. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley and the media have been invited. It’s critical that we show up to send a strong message to protect essential services for West Virginians. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   August 31, 2017
Tell WV’s Congressmen: No Healthcare Cuts to Pay for Tax Giveaways!
Thanks to grassroots action from you and folks from around the country, healthcare repeal was stopped, but the fight is not over yet. Tell your Congressman WV can't accept a budget that puts medicine and food out of reach for kids, seniors and working families, all to give a massive tax break to millionaires and billionaires. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   August 2, 2017
The Fight to Protect Our Care Continues
Thanks to increasing pressure from YOU, the Senate was unable to pass any of their repeal bills. Unfortunately, the fight to protect our care is far from over. The federal budget will be the next focus of attack. Support WV CAG and help us continue the fight for health care for all. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareMedicareSNAP
Newsletter   April 17, 2017
Capital Eye: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up
We’re still sorting through the rubble of the 2017 legislative session but wanted to send you an initial analysis of some of the damage done, damage averted, and the few good bills that actually got passed. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFrackingHealthcareSNAPWater
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
Action Alert   March 31, 2017
More Ways to Take Action than You Can Shake a Stick At
Protect Our Water from ‘Cancer Creek’! Shared from our partners at the WV Environmental Council This week, both HB 2811 and HB 2506 (‘Cancer Creek’ bill) were passed by the West Virginia Legislature, and await the Governor’s signature. Both bills chip away at protections on our drinking water, placing industry over concerns for public health. […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticeClean electionsPollutionSNAPWater
Newsletter   March 26, 2017
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses Wins and Losses By Gary Zuckett This past week was a mixed bag of wins and losses. In the House, a broadband access bill was passed and Voter ID and automatic voter registration (AVR) averted a horrible fate. In the Senate, the tank bill passed, and the Cancer Creek […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcarePollutionSNAPWater
Newsletter   March 13, 2017
Capital Eye: What a Week!
What a week! by: Gary Zuckett By week’s end, the Senate had introduced 585 bills and the House 934 for a total of 1519. Assuming that a certain number are companions to ones in the other chamber, let’s say that makes over a thousand attempts to add to, change, or eliminate functions of our government. […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsEnergyEnergy efficiencySNAPWater
Action Alert   March 1, 2017
Urgent action needed on SNAP & LEEP bills!
We're in the thick of legislative session! Bills are popping up left and right - some good, others bad. Your action is needed NOW. More
Issues: Energy efficiencySNAP
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 29, 2016
Capital Eye: Triage
Wednesday is “crossover day” when all bills must be voted out of their house of origin (Senate or House of Delegates) and pass over to the other, or be considered “dead.” Dead is in quotes because there are numerous ways for leadership to resurrect a bill after crossover, but these zombie bills are a topic for another week. Triage is the word this week – the wholesale scrapping of all bills leftover on committee dockets on "crossover day". More
Issues: DiscriminationEnergy efficiencyInequalityPovertySNAP
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