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Statewide Work Stoppage Continues Monday

The Legislature Today

On The Legislature Today, teachers, school service personnel and other public employees returned for the second of a two-day work stoppage as frustrations linger over salaries and healthcare. Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers, West Virginia and the West Virginia Education Association announced Friday that the work stoppage will continue Monday. But will it be just that -- a work stoppage -- or a full-on strike? Here’s the latest from the statehouse in this week’s reporter roundtable.

Host Andrea Lannom is once again joined by fellow statehouse reporters, Brad McElhinny of West Virginia MetroNews and Ryan Quinn of the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Breakdown of the Reporter Roundtable:

  • Reaction to press conference with leaders of WV teacher unions
  • Rolling work stoppage? Or more?
  • Other education legislation this session; what are they and where are they in the legislative process?
  • Other funding to aid PEIA? Pay raise?
  • Governor Jim Justice’s reaction to the work stoppage
  • Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s reaction to the work stoppage
  • What’s next?

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This concludes West Virginia Public Broadcasting's sixth full week of The Legislature Today from the Capitol building in Charleston. With only two weeks remaining in the regular session, we hope you'll join us every weekday evening at 6:00 p.m. for a wrap-up of legislative activity.

The Legislature Today is West Virginia's source for daily legislative news and information. The only live television program covering the West Virginia Legislature, the broadcast features reports from the Senate, House and committee meetings with in-depth interviews and analysis of the legislative process in West Virginia.

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Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV