WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Mark Warner said Friday a weekend West Virginia retreat will let veteran governors pass on some helpful tips to their new colleagues.
Warner and eight other sitting governors will be the faculty for the informal workshop at The Greenbrier Resort. Warner is president of the sponsoring National Governors Association.
"The seminar for new governors is a wonderful event where we take off our partisan hats, put away the donkeys and elephants, and roll up our sleeves to get down to the business of governing," Warner said.
The governors attend sessions on transition, budgets and working with the news media.
The faculty includes Warner, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, Bob Wise of West Virginia and Jim Doyle of Wisconsin.