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WVCCE Blog March 14, 2023Elections & Courts Final Legislative UpdateOf the nine election bills passed by the Senate, three were taken up and passed by the House during the final week of the session. Unfortunately, two of these decrease transparency of political spending in West Virginia. Also a bill to cap compensation for "deliberate intent" heads to the Governor, an attempt to reform "public nusiance" dies in the House, and judicial redistricting passes the Legislature on Day 60. More details here. MoreIssues: Dark Money, Disclosure, Fair Courts WVCCE Blog February 21, 2023Elections & Courts Legislative Update – Week 6Join the WV Faith Table in remembering John R. Lewis. Then keep reading for legislative updates on the following: The WV Association for Justice has flagged two bills related to our civil justice system that are worth watching. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced four election bills from the Secretary of State’s office. MoreIssues: Fair Courts, Voting Rights
WVCCE Blog January 23, 2023Much Ado About Elections, and MoreTen days into the 2023 legislative, more than 50 bills related to elections have been introduced. Two have traction, and action is needed to keep HB 2244 off the House Judiciary Committee agenda. Related to elections, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Saturday's anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United decsion, the role of dark money in shifting the balance of the Court to the right, and it's impact on our fundamental rights. MoreIssues: Citizens United, Clean Elections, Dark Money, Democracy, Fair Courts