Explore the Issues

Commitment to Our Children, Our Future Policy Issues

 

GREAT EDUCATION & JOBS

  1. Make WV the Best Place to Start a Small Business

Creating various incentives, operational support, education programs, and loan opportunities to promote entrepreneurship in WV

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2. Jobs for Coal Families

Creating a series of initiatives that would create new jobs for displaced coal families, encourage displaced coal minters to start their own businesses, and help mediate further financial calamities to the industry

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3. K-12 Education for Real Life

Adapting WV’s current educational system to better prepare children for the jobs they’ll have in the future

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4. Fair Workplaces in WV

Ensuring fair pay and paid leave to workers while repealing right to work and reinstating prevailing wage

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5. Make Higher Education Debt-Free

Offering free tuition to WV’s public institutions to all in-state students and creating a “Pay It Forward” program to assist with other educational expenses

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6. Early Childhood Education for All

Creating a 10-year plan to implement the Governor’s Early Childhood Planning Task Force recommendations

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HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

7. Knocking WV off the Worst Health Lists

Improving health education related to chronic disease both for school children and adults while also creating shared use space in public school to aid with both

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8. Increasing Safeguards to our Water Supply

Efforts to improve water quality and restore public ownership of water resources

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9. School Based Mental Health

Increasing school-based social work and self-harm prevention resources

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10. Stop the Opioid Crisis

Creating a tax on all opioid and addictive medicines sold that would pay for substance treatment prevention

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11. Cannabis for Medical Use

Legalizing the consumption and possession of marijuana for legitimate medical uses

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12. Turning Around Dilapidated Buildings

Create a fund to help communities to better handle dilapidated and abandoned properties

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13. Infrastructure Now: Roads and Broadband

Funding major investments in significant, and badly needed, improvements to our highway and broadband internet infrastructure

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14. Encouraging Work and Earned Income Tax Credit

Creating a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit which would be paid for by a Low Wage Employer Tax

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15. Pay Your Fair Share

Investigating and fixing major corporate tax loopholes in WV state tax law

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16. Ending Youth Incarceration

Making changes to the current juvenile justice system which would prioritize community-based solutions for juvenile offenders instead of complete incarceration

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17. Middle Class Tax Cuts

Revising the income tax structure of WV to remove the undue tax burdens on middle class taxpayers

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18. Putting WV Back to Work

Removing disincentives for WV’s who want to work but feel like they can’t due to their criminal history, marital status, or reliance on social welfare programs¬†

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