2017 LWVAL Legislative Priorities*

Adopted by the LWVAL Board,
January 28, 2017

The legislative action on these issues was reported in the
2017 LWVAL Legislative Report.

See reporting on
legislative action in previous years.

Priority Level I (Highest)
Monitoring and action of highest priority. Major areas for resource expenditure.
  • Voting Access and Processes including Election Laws and Redistricting
  • Governmental Transparency
  • Government Accountability, including Ethics in Government
  • Adequate funding of essential General Fund programs
  • Payday Loan Reform

Priority Level II
Monitoring occurs. Action dependent on opportunity and available resources.
  • Natural Resources & Energy Policy
    • Water Resources
    • Other Resource Issues
    • Energy Policy
  • Education Policy and Funding
  • Health Care Policy and Processes

Priority Level III
Monitoring occurs. If and when opportunities arise, determine if action is feasible given resources and higher priorities.
  • Tax Reform
  • Other Issues - Issues identified by the LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or State Board or Local Leagues.
    • Anti-Discrimination Laws
    • Death Penalty
    • Lottery and Gambling
    • Criminal Justice
    • Other

* Items listed within a Priority Level do not designate a ranked order of importance.