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Statement from Governor Justice on Mining Accident in Wyoming Co.
05/19/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice released the following statement...read more
Justice Adds State Employee Protection Bill To Special Session Call
05/15/2017
The measure will protect employees in the event that there is no budget in place on July 1, 2017 and furloughs are required....read more
Justice Issues Special Session Agenda
05/03/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice issued the official call for tomorrow’s special session. The proclamation from the Governor outlines the four separate bills that will be taken up by the Legislature to fix the budget crisis....read more
DOH REPORT - Road Projects At Stake In Special Session
05/03/2017
The future of these important road projects hinge on the Legislature’s approval in the upcoming special session....read more
100 Days Of The Justice Administration
04/27/2017
​​​On Inauguration Day, Governor Justice shared his vision for transforming West Virginia, and after 100 days, the Governor and his team have taken steps to bring greatness to our state....read more
Justice Stops Move To Charge Park Visitors
04/26/2017
Today, Governor Justice announced that he is putting the brakes on the recent announcement by the Division of Natural Resources to charge park visitors a $2 fee....read more
Justice Joins Governors To Request Disaster Aid from Congress
04/26/2017
The letter requests $461 million from Congress to help West Virginia recover from last year’s flood. Combined, the five states are requesting approximately $3.6 billion in funding from disasters...read more
Justice Calls Special Session On May 4
04/26/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he is calling the West Virginia Legislature into a special session on Thursday, May 4....read more
Justice Signs Higher Education Reform Bill
04/25/2017
The reform legislation will give more autonomy to these institutions and realign the role of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC)....read more
Justice Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law
04/19/2017
"West Virginians are compassionate people and this law will help our neighbors who are struggling with illness," said Governor Jim Justice....read more
Justice Appoints Sullivan and Wallace to Board of Education
04/18/2017
Governor Jim Justice announced today that he is appointing Deborah Sullivan of Charleston and Joseph Wallace of Elkins to serve on the State Board of Education....read more
Town of Gary Receives Special Easter Gift From Summersville Businessman
04/18/2017
“Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Michael Young the good people of Gary have received a sanitation truck that will help them tremendously in the collection and disposal of their refuse,” said Governor Jim Justice. ...read more
Dr. William White Receives National Recognition For Helping Feed Kids
04/14/2017
Governor Justice’s office joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today to recognize Dr. William White with the Summer Food Champion Award....read more
Governor Justice Vetoes Budget Bill
04/13/2017
Governor Jim Justice signed a veto message Thursday saying the budget bill passed by the Legislature was nothing more than “a bunch of political bull you-know-what.”...read more
Governor and First Lady Justice Announce Plans For Annual Easter Carnival
04/11/2017
Carnival to be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at State Capitol Complex...read more
Governor Justice, Working With Senator Ferns, Saves 1,500 Hospital Jobs
04/09/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he will sign House Bill 2459, legislation that exempts financially distressed hospitals in acquisition proceedings from going through the traditional Certificate of Need process. ...read more
Justice Protects Greyhound Racing and 1,700 Jobs
04/08/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he will veto legislation (Senate Bill 437) to eliminate greyhound racing....read more
Justice Appoints Roth To Family Court
04/06/2017
Jeffrey Roth will serve as Family Court judge of the 25th Family Judicial Circuit...read more
Governor Justice Declares April Autism Awareness Month
04/05/2017
LIGHT IT UP BLUE and Support People Living With Autism...read more
Governor Justice Issues One-Day Extension For Legislative Session
04/05/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he is giving the Legislature one extra day to pass a budget. As required by the state constitution, Justice issued a proclamation to extend the session to continue work on the budget....read more
Governor Justice Praises Former NASA Specialist and Greenbrier County Native Katherine Johnson
04/04/2017
August 26th to be recognized annually in West Virginia as Katherine Johnson Day ...read more
Governor Justice Holds Budget Summit With Leaders From Across West Virginia
04/03/2017
Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, and Advocates Across the Spectrum Stand With Governor's Plan...read more
GOP Is Hiding Behind A Backdoor Tax On Business
04/02/2017
Justice says House GOP business tax is far more painful than Commercial Activities Tax...read more
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Backs Key Part of Justice Budget Plan
03/31/2017
The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is supporting the Governor’s .00045 Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) on businesses. This contribution from business will approach $45 million...read more
Legislature Must Focus on Budget, Not Right To Work
03/28/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice vetoed Senate Bill 330, saying this legislation sent over from the House and Senate has to first have it’s day in court....read more
GOP Plan Puts Teacher, Service Personnel Jobs At Risk
03/23/2017
Classroom teacher shortfall would approach 1,400 if Republican budget cuts are implemented...read more
GOP Budget Slashes Higher Education and Threatens to Close Schools
03/22/2017
Governor joins WVU and Marshall in calling on the Legislature to protect higher education funding ...read more
Governor Justice Tells Contractors They Play A Key Role In Building A Brighter Future For West Virginia
03/22/2017
Praises Legislature’s Republican Finance chairs, says “they get it, they understand” the severity of the problem ...read more
Governor Justice Appoints Two New Members To The WV State Board Of Education
03/22/2017
Governor Justice appoints two new members to the State Board of Education...read more
Republicans Want To Hide From Devastating Cuts
03/21/2017
Justice proposes to lock doors with the legislature in the executive conference room until budget crisis is resolved...read more
Justice Appoints Reformers To Citizens Legislative Compensation Commission
03/20/2017
Governor asks commission to meet and limit lawmaker pay during special session...read more
Justice Supports Broadband Expansion Legislation (HB 2998)
03/20/2017
The Justice Administration backs legislation to provide tax credits and loan insurance for providing broadband to unserved areas...read more
Justice Restores Money for Public Broadcasting in FY18 Budget
03/17/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he is reinstating $4.6 million in his FY18 budget to fund the Educational Broadcasting Authority....read more
Governor Justice's Statement on Legislature's Budget Framework
03/13/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement on the Legislature's proposed budget framework....read more
Governor Justice Announces 131 Jobs In Northern Panhandle
03/10/2017
Bidell Gas Compression to invest in first manufacturing operation in the U.S....read more
Halftime Update on 2017 Legislative Session
03/08/2017
​The session ends in 31 days and the Legislature still hasn’t produced a budget. Time is running out to pass a budget on time....read more
Justice Identifies $120 Million and Proposes Using It For FY 2017 Deficit
03/03/2017
Further analysis of state government spending identifies roughly $120 million available in special revenue and unused money...read more
Justice Backs HHOMA Name Change and Poverty Pilot Program
03/02/2017
Governor Jim Justice announced that he is supporting legislation (S.B. 425 and H.B. 2724) to create a pilot project operated by West Side Revive Comprehensive Community Development Initiative....read more
Governor Launches Budget Clock On Website
03/01/2017
Budget clock counts down to the end of session...read more
Statement from Governor Justice on Mining Accident in Squire
02/28/2017
CHARLESTON, WV - Today, Governor Jim Justice released the following statement:...read more
Justice Announces Legislation to Combat Drug Epidemic
02/28/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice put forward legislation to stop West Virginia’s drug crisis. The bills aim to crackdown on out-of-state drug dealers and give the people of West Virginia a shot at making a full recovery to re-enter the workforce. ...read more
Justice Proposes New Pathway to Save WV
02/27/2017
After weeks of no action from the West Virginia Legislature on the budget, Governor Jim Justice put forward a new budget plan to solve the budget crisis and create jobs....read more
No Budget, No Pay
02/24/2017
To avoid wasting time and taxpayer dollars, Justice wants to cap pay for special session on budget to five days...read more
After Credit Downgrade, Justice Asks for Furlough Bill
02/23/2017
The proposed legislation will give the Governor the ability to issue an executive order to furlough state workers in response to our budget crisis....read more
VIDEO: Governor Justice Addresses West Virginia's Recent Credit Downgrade
02/21/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice held a press conference at the State Capitol to discuss West Virginia's credit downgrade from Moody's Investors Service....read more
Justice Introduces Legislation Mandating More Efficient Use of State Vehicles
02/20/2017
Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he is cutting wasteful spending on state vehicles by creating a centralized inventory for the state entire fleet. The bill comes after the Justice Administration has already eliminated over 200 state cars....read more
Justice Taps John Myers For Secretary of Administration
01/14/2017
Governor-elect Jim Justice announced that he selected John Myers to serve as secretary of the Department of Administration...read more
Justice Appoints Tom Smith Transportation Secretary
01/14/2017
Smith will also oversee Division of Highways...read more
Justice Selects Austin Caperton for DEP Secretary
01/13/2017
Caperton brings private sector experience to the job...read more
Justice Appoints Gayle Manchin To Be Secretary For The Department of Education And The Arts
01/13/2017
Career in education and public service has prepared Manchin for her new role...read more
Justice Appoints Dale Steager State Tax Commissioner
01/11/2017
Steager has 45 years of experience working with WV tax and revenue laws...read more
Justice Taps Dave Hardy for Department of Revenue
01/10/2017
Hardy brings years of budget experience to cabinet post...read more
Governor-elect Justice Names Jan Cahill Superintendent of State Police
01/07/2017
Cahill is currently the Sheriff of Greenbrier County...read more
Justice Appoints Bill Crouch DHHR Secretary
01/06/2017
Crouch brings over 30 years of experience in health care to DHHR post...read more
Justice Appoints Chelsea Ruby To Run Division of Tourism
01/06/2017
Ruby brings marketing experience to new role as tourism commissioner...read more
Justice Names Dennis Davis Secretary of Veterans Assistance
01/05/2017
Davis is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and currently serves as a member of the Honor Guard at the Donald C. Kinnard Veterans Cemetery....read more
Justice Names Woody Thrasher Secretary of Commerce
12/27/2016
The Governor-elect recruited Mr. Thrasher due to his experience growing jobs and his passion to serve the people of West Virginia....read more
Justice Names Jeff Sandy DMAPS Secretary
12/21/2016
Sandy will bring years of experience to WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety...read more
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