Gov. Justice Calls for 5 Percent Raise for Teachers


On The Legislature Today, leadership of the West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia Chapter, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association met with Gov. Jim Justice on the fourth day of a statewide teacher and school personnel work stoppage over salaries and health care benefits.

Shortly after the live taping of our broadcast, Gov. Justice held a press conference announcing the work stoppage would end Thursday and called for a 3 percent pay increase for all state employees this year with an additional 2 percent hike for those who work in education, including teachers and service personnel. Follow our story here for the latest.

Senior Reporter Dave Mistich joins host Andrea Lannom to discuss the latest news from the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates.

Videographer Daniel Walker brings us a piece from earlier in the day on Tuesday – capturing the sights and sounds that have been familiar at the Capitol over the last several days.

Also in this episode, in addition to teachers, there have been others who have made the trek to the Capitol for causes they hold near and dear. Reporter Liz McCormick brings us a story from Families Leading Change Day where advocates sought to give parents and families a bigger voice in public schools.

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