The Martinsburg Journal – Grappling with the salient needs for social services, education, infrastructure and other aspects of residents’ lives, panelists contemplated challenges faced by legislators regarding the coming budget at the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead Friday at the Culture Center in Charleston. Read article.
In response to one impassioned question from the audience, Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, stressed the importance of investing in the lives of the state’s very young children.
“We all know that the first thousand days, the first three years of a child’s life, are so important,” said Stollings, an internal medicine and geriatric physician. He’s also a member of the West Virginia Senate Finance Committee.
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