November-December 2011 Morgantown Newsletter

In this edition:

Legislator’s Forum – December 7th!

We encourage members and the public to come and learn about the activities of our legislators and their priorities. Anthony Barill, Charlene Marshall, Amanda Pasdon, Bob Beach, Roman Prezioso, and Barbara Fleischauer are expected to be in attendance. After a question answer period, we will have time to talk individually with them (also lots of goodies). See you there! 7:30 pm, at Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road.

Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting for the Morgantown LWV will be held Wednesday, January 4. We will meet at Panera’s at 5:30 p.m. to plan our Spring Calendar.

LWV National Study and Consensus Results: The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education

We had an excellent turnout for our Education Consensus on November 16th, and the informal format of enjoying Pizza/snacks while discussing the questions worked well. Everyone was intent on understanding the issues, and we were able to reach agreement on most of the 15 questions. We really appreciate Jonathan projecting the information and the questions on Power Point slides. Now it will be up to the National Board of the LWV to put together the responses from the Leagues all over the US, and come up with a Consensus that can be used to lobby Legislators when it comes time to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Natural Resources Report

Special session. Will it happen? Legislative aid of Tomblin said “I would bet all the money I have in my pocket that you’ll see a special session in a few weeks.” In the meantime sign this petition:

Coming soon to this website! An article about the November 22nd meeting with Heather Dingman, Principal Planner for Morgantown. She discussed how the City hopes to handle Shale Gas drilling now that the City cannot enforce the Horizontal Hydraulic drilling ban.

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