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Yesterday afternoon I joined representatives of the West Virginia Chamber in a meeting called by Senate President Mitch Carmichael for the purpose of discussing plans for education improvement in West Virginia’s K-12 public school system.

The West Virginia State Senate will meet this Saturday, June 1, to take up a bill that has been discussed with education union representatives, the Governor, West Virginia House leaders and others.

The bill incorporates six of eight proposals offered by Democrats, includes teacher pay raises, and addresses many topics broadly agreed to by the West Virginia Department of Education.  A synopsis of the 140-page bill is found here.

The Chamber’s president Steve Roberts and I are sending letters to several Democrats who have previously indicated a willingness to support a compromise bill.  Click here to see a copy of one of the letters. Many thanks to the Chamber for putting these letters together in quick order and including the WVMA.

Your help is urgently needed.  Please express your support for education improvement by reaching out to the key senators listed below.

Thank you and as always, please call me with your thoughts and concerns about this topic.

Key Senators to Urge to Support Education Reform:

Senator Bill Hamilton (R - Upshur)
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Office – (304) 357-7906
Home – (304) 472-1966

Senator Paul Hardesty (D - Logan)
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Office – (304) 357-7857

Senator Glenn Jeffries (D - Putnam)
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Office – (304) 357-7866
Home – (304) 586-1156

Senator Kenny Mann (R - Monroe)
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Office – (304) 357-7849
Home – (304) 646-6089

Senator Corey Palumbo (D - Kanawha)
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Office – (304) 357-7854
Home – (304) 746-7933

Senator Robert Plymale (D - Cabell)
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Office – (304) 357-7937

Senator Ron Stollings (D - Boone)
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Office – (304) 357-7939
Home – (304) 369-6194

Senator Mike Woelfel (D - Cabell)
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Office – (304) 357-7956

Contact information for all members of the Senate can be found here.