I didn’t have room to mention last evening that I attended the Tuscarora Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner at Whitetail Ski Resort. It was a very nice event, and, I’m told, the first event in the new banquet room on the second floor. Congratulations to the folks recognized for their contributions to the community. We ran six bills addressing the needs of children and taxpayers through the Education Committee this morning. We passed a bill that would penalize people who facilitate “passing the trash,” one that would eliminate “ghost teachers,” and a bill that would require a two-thirds vote to raise taxes by a school board. Thanks to the members and staff for all of their work on these important bills.