State issues

TBAF: West Virginians for Transparency’s Work on Ending Partisan Gerrymandering

September 3, 2021

West Virginians for Transparency has been working throughout the entire state on a variety of issues that ensure that our elected officials are representing all West Virginians, rather than insider special interest groups. One of these reforms that our organization is pushing for is non-partisan redistricting, which we believe is a common sense solution to the status quo. According to Huntington’s Herald Dispatch, residents of Cabell and Wayne counties are pushing for more community-based voting districts in these state-wide discussions. […]

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Field Team attends Reagan Picnic in Martinsburg, WV

May 18, 2021

On Saturday, Lars Wiechmann (National Field Director), Noah Durham (Central Field Director), and Johnny Babilon (Eastern Field Director) attended a Reagan Picnic at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, WV. They met with many conservative leaders from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan county to discuss the work they are doing in the state for “West Virginians for Transparency”. The highlight of the event is when Secretary of State Mac Warner asked Noah and Johnny to help him with his presentation by playing […]

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A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Control of the Legislature and the States with the Greatest Increase in Lobbyists Rate

April 5, 2017

AUBURN, AL- In our last article, we looked at the ten states we have identified as seeing the highest growth in the number of state lobbyists: California, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Indiana, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Rhode Island. In that article, we examined the relationship that growth had with the Party that held the governorship, but, today, we look at the same sample and its relationship to the legislature. As in the previous article, we begin with a […]

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On The State Level, Lobbyist Profession Continues To Grow

March 17, 2017

From 2006 to 2015, the total number of state-level lobbyists grew from 42,895 to 45,555 – an increase 6.2% over the decade. Learn more about the need for influence reform HERE.  Together, we can take power from the special interests and give it back to the people.

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