Join the Conversation on Racial Equity at RaceMattersWV.net (Budget Beat - October 2, 2015)
Race Matters in West VirginiaIt's hard to believe it's almost been a year since hundreds of people from across West Virginia participated in the first Summit on Race Matters. Since then, events have happened across the state and now there's a website where you can stay in touch.
RaceMattersWV.net launched this week with ways you can Learn, Connect and Act in the campaign to end racial inequity in West Virginia.
The website is made possible with funding from the West Virginia Humanities Council and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Want to join the conversation in person? Plan to attend the Race Matters Summit in Lewisburg, WV on November 10 and 11. More information to follow.
Last week we released A Win-Win Marcellus Shale Tax Incentive, with recommendations on how to increase the severance tax on natural gas liquids while providing an incentive for in-state consumers and producers.
Next Meeting of Tax Reform CommitteeThe Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform will meet on Monday to take up the issue of property taxes. On the agenda are Calvin Kent from the Marshall University Lewis College of Business and Jared Walczak, Policy Analyst with the Tax Foundation.
Please mark your calendar for the Committee's public hearing on October 20. Here are some basic principles that we, along with the organizations listed below, ask legislators to consider in any tax reform recommendations.
Ever Thought of Running for Office?The West Virginia Candidate Training Academy is hosting non-partisan training events for people interested in running for elected office of any kind, this year or in the future.
Learn from the experts:
- Stump Speech Training: How to tell your story
- How to Ask For Money
- What to Run For, and When
- Campaign Strategy
- Panel Discussion with People Who Can Help You
- The Inside Scoop From Successful Campaigners
- Lewisburg - November 12
- Martinsburg - November 21
- Charleston - December 5
- Wheeling - December 8