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Lawmakers discuss important issues at 'Pancakes and Politics'

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Three Virginia legislators sat on a "Pancakes and Politics" panel Tuesday morning to answer questions from business leaders at Randolph College.

The lawmakers said they are planning on addressing education, public health, and jobs at the upcoming General Assembly.

Senator Mark Peake said he wants to help areas hire and retain teachers.

We have the one problem of educating enough teachers, getting people to graduate with education degrees and then of course, money, how much we can pay teachers. The commonwealth is not as highly ranked as I would like for teacher pay and then retaining teachers due to moving to other jurisdictions," he said.

The General Assembly with convene on January 10 to discuss these issues.

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