Government, The Braxton Democrat

Legislative Update… By Lori Dittman WV House of Delegates 63rd District

The first week following the legislative session was filled with reflection. While so much was accomplished, there is much more to do.
Governor Justice has expressed his support for a special legislative session to address staffing shortages in State jails and prisons. I am also hopeful that we can find solutions to these shortages and funding for fire departments and emergency medical teams.
Interim meetings will begin in April, and I am looking forward to attending an education forum. I am also following up with the Division of Highways regarding road issues.
Big congratulations to the Lady Pioneers of Glenville State University on their Atlantic Regional Championship! They are now onto the NCAA DII Elite 8. Go Pioneers!!
I will be back in the classroom beginning this week and am excited to see my students. After school hours will be the best time to reach me. My email address is lori. [email protected], and my phone number is 304-701-8600.
As spring begins, more community events are on the horizon. I hope to attend as many as possible and hope to see each of you at there.
On a personal note, I would like to express my appreciation and congratulations to Pastor Mark Stump and his wife, Darlene, for their 40 years of service at Gassaway Baptist Church.. This past Sunday, the church celebrated with them.
As we enter this spring season of renewal, I renew my commitment to the citizens of the 63rd District and the State of West Virginia. Often, as we come out of winter, we are weary. Life does sometimes seem repetitive with short days and a lot of indoor time. I am so looking forward to warmer weather, longer days, and time to enjoy our beautiful communities.
“When we complain of having to do the same thing over and over, let us remember that God does not send new trees, strange flowers and different grasses every year. When the spring winds blow, they blow in the same way. In the same places the same dear blossoms lift up the same sweet faces, yet they never weary us. When it rains, it rains as it always has. Even so would the same tasks which fill our daily lives put on new meanings if we wrought them in the spirit of renewal from within – a spirit of growth and beauty.” (Helen Keller)