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State leaders — including Gov. Jim Justice — gathered Tuesday afternoon outside the Putnam County Career and Technical Center to unveil a new initiative that combines free substance abuse treatment with free job training.

Has West Virginia’s Economy Boomed Since Trump, Justice Took Office?

Oct 4, 2019
Gov. Jim Justice embraces President Donald Trump Jr. before announcing he'd switched parties during a 2017 political rally in Huntington, W.Va.
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President Trump has established a close relationship with West Virginia, the state that gave him his second-widest margin of victory in 2016. 

On July 21, Trump tweeted a boast about the state’s recent economic success:

“The Great State of West Virginia is producing record setting numbers and doing really well. When I became President, it was practically shut down and closed for business. Not anymore!”

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation has released an all-new, interactive, online map that shows every current road project across the state — for both primary and secondary roads.

Gov. Jim Justice during the State of the State Address in January 2018.
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Updated on Aug. 1, 2019 at 3:22 p.m.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia, according to records obtained by WDBJ-TV .

The Roanoke-based station reported Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several counties in Virginia.

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the next round of Governor Jim Justice’s Secondary Roads Initiative is underway.

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Gov. Jim Justice and officials from the state Department of Revenue say West Virginia has hit a historic moment in general revenue collections.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to pay a $1.23 million court-ordered sanction against one of his family’s companies.

Justice’s lawyers and federal prosecutors said in a joint court filing Thursday that they’ve reached a deal for Justice Energy Co. to clear the fine in three payments of $410,000. The sanction stems from an unpaid 2016 fine ordered over a contract breach.

W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice speaks to a crowd gathered for a press conference Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Matheny Motors Truck Center in Mineral Wells, W.Va.
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West Virginia is using tractor-trailer advertising to promote its “Almost Heaven” tourism campaign.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced the pilot program at a news conference Tuesday in Mineral Wells. The state Tourism Office will partner in the campaign with the West Virginia Trucking Association starting July 1. Images on the trucks include whitewater rafting, all-terrain vehicles and hunting.

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West Virginia officials say staffing issues are slowing road repairs and they're seeking ways to hire more to increase fixes and maintenance.

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The global security company Northrop Grumman is expanding its West Virginia plant located in Mineral County. The move is expected to create hundreds of new jobs at the site.

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A Republican committee in West Virginia's largest county has approved a resolution of no confidence in GOP Gov. Jim Justice.

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This morning we pay homage to women who have worked to preserve the state’s environment -- especially the water.


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West Virginia officials have released lists naming secondary roads across the state that need maintenance.

Gov. Jim Justice ordered Division of Highways district managers last week to compile lists of secondary roads that are most in need of repair. He also asked them to suggest projects that need continuous "aggressive" maintenance.

Gov. Jim Justice, R-W.Va., delivers his annual State of the State speech, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va.
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered highway crews to compile a list of secondary road projects in their counties.

The fallout continues from an anti-Muslim poster and materials displayed Friday during West Virginia’s GOP Day at the Capitol. Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with leaders of three religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – who all say the issues of racism and discrimination go far deeper than Friday's events.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, in his State of the State address to the West Virginia Legislature last week, Gov. Jim Justice outlined a series of policy proposals, including one that seemed to come out of the blue.

“We need to develop multiple lakes within West Virginia,” Justice said.

Energy and environment reporter Brittany Patterson wanted to find out more about the history of this idea and what it would take to add lakes to the Mountain State.

Two statehouse reporters join host Suzanne Higgins for a look back at the first three days of the 2019 West Virginia Legislative session. We also meet some of the legislature’s newest members, and we chat with Politifact about Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State address.

Gov. Jim Justice gave his third annual State of the State Address Wednesday night. We'll have coverage of his speech and reaction from both the Senate and House Minority Leaders. We also bring you the latest on Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, who announced his resignation from the state Senate to run for United States President.

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On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice promised to capitalize on West Virginia’s recently reported economic turnaround in his third State of the State address. Justice focused on education, roads, the state’s drug problem, and rollbacks on taxes. Dave Mistich reports.

Gov. Jim Justice, R-W.Va., delivers his annual State of the State speech, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va.
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In his third State of the State address, Gov. Jim Justice promised to capitalize on West Virginia’s recently reported economic turnaround -- focused on education, roads, the state’s drug problem and rollbacks on taxes.

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Drivers who frequently use the West Virginia Turnpike have a little extra time to enroll in the state's E-Z Pass discount program.

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West Virginia state employees are getting some extra time off during the upcoming holidays.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says state revenue collections have surpassed tax estimates for eight consecutive months.

Outgoing W.Va. Senator Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha (right), shakes hands with Gov. Jim Justice on Dec. 4, 2018 as he accepts the position of Secretary of Commerce.
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A pair of West Virginia Republican lawmakers who lost reelection bids in November will fill two open cabinet positions.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has made three appointments to the state's Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Justice said in a news release that he appointed Eugene White to replace the retiring Greg Norman as the office's director.

Lodge in Cacapon Resort State Park, Morgan County, W.Va., May 2008
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Gov. Jim Justice’s office made two announcements Friday all related to infrastructure in the Eastern Panhandle.

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West Virginia's governor says broadband network operator Zayo Group will build a fiber network crossing 200 miles of the state.

(left to right) Jerry Gilbert, Pres. of Marshall; Gordon Gee, Pres. of WVU; Kendra Boggess, Pres. of Concord; Michael Farrell, Commissioner with the WV Higher Education Policy Commission; and Gov. Jim Justice. During a press conference on July 2, 2018.
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The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's board chairman is defending the agency against criticisms from West Virginia University President Gordon Gee.

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West Virginia's governor has recommended that the federal government fund more than $4 million in Southern West Virginia projects to support the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority, the Hobet mine site in Logan County and projects for municipalities.

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Lawyers for the governor of West Virginia have told the state Supreme Court the meaning of the word "reside" is unclear in a case regarding his residency outside of Charleston.

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