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PEIA Task Force Scheduled First Meeting For This Week

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)-  Public Employees Insurance Agency Task Force will be meeting for the first time this Tuesday, March 13th to discuss a funding fix for the program.

 

The governor signed a bill last week giving teachers and all state employees a five percent raise; therefore ending the work stoppage. Educators returned to school last Wednesday.

Much of the teacher strike focused on the need to find a permanent funding solution for the agency. Teacher union leaders were on the front lines to put the pressure on lawmakers.

West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee and American Federation of Teachers West Virginia President Christine Campbell are part of the 29-member task force.

Lee said they’ll be exploring all options to fix PEIA.

 

The meeting will take place  at 2p.m. in the Governor’s Cabinet Conference Room at the State Capitol in Charleston.



Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at dhankey@woay.com. You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.


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