Today Governor Jim Justice held a series of town hall meetings in several locations in West Virginia regarding the work stoppage.
Teachers, students and the community gathered together at Spring Mills High School this afternoon to hear Governor Justice discuss some hot topics about health care, pay raises, including fixing roads in the state.
“Without any question whatsoever, I’m going to tell you the truth,” said Governor Justice.
The truth was hard for this crowd to believe. The crowd for the most part was disappointed in Governor Justice not having any real answers.
“I used to say come to work in West Virginia for the school system, even if it’s not the best pay. They do have a good insurance program. You can’t say that anymore,” said Brenda Kendrick, teacher aide in Berkeley County.
“We don’t want mommy to lose pay,” said third grader Chelsea Haines.
When it came to addressing the work stoppage that’s been happening all across the state, Governor Justice had this to say as far as fixing PEIA on a permanent basis.
“Today you’re looking at something that is achievable, but is impossible. Too many distractions,” said Governor Justice.