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W.Va. Gov Lawyers Ordered to Explain Residency Case Motions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawyers for the West Virginia governor have been ordered to explain motions filed in a lawsuit about the governor’s residency. The News and Sentinel reports Mike Carey and George Terwilliger are set to appear in Kanawha County court Wednesday morning. Democratic Del. Isaac Sponaugle has thrice sued to require Gov. Jim Justice live… Read More

W.Va. Governor Says He’s Moving to Help Shuttering Hospital

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he’s asked his administration to see what it can do to prevent the closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. The Republican governor issued a statement Thursday evening saying that saving the hospital’s jobs must be a top priority. The Ohio Valley Medical Center… Read More

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Report: WV Governor’s Companies Owe $2M Virginia Tax Debt

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Records show West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia. WDBJ-TV reports Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several counties in Virginia. Justice lists more than 100 businesses in his most recent financial statement, including coal,… Read More

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W.Va. Governor Signs Tax Break for Company Amid Debt Claim

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has approved a tax break for a struggling coal-fired power plant whose operator says a company owned by the governor owes it $3.1 million. The Republican governor on Tuesday signed a bill to stop charging FirstEnergy Solutions a $12.5 million state tax. The company has been… Read More

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Judge Orders W.Va. Gov to Provide Docs in Residency Case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A judge has ordered lawyers for the governor of West Virginia to hand over documents requested in an ongoing lawsuit over his residency. News outlets report Judge Charles King rejected a dismissal motion Wednesday by Gov. Jim Justice’s attorneys and ordered the documents requested by Democratic Del. Isaac Sponaugle be delivered… Read More

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Justice Says Revenue Growth Clears All-Time State Record

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice says West Virginia collected more revenue growth this fiscal year than any other year in state history. The Republican governor announced in a news release Tuesday that general revenue growth hit $511 million in the fiscal year that ended Sunday. He says the figure is due to the… Read More

Trump Tweets Support for WV Governor Amid Education Debate

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump has tweeted support for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as state lawmakers wrangle over education policy. Trump on Monday boosted the Republican governor, writing “One size doesn’t fit all – I support West Virginia Schools. Keep up the great work, WVGovernor Big Jim Justice – I am with… Read More

Coal Companies Belonging To WV Gov. Justice’s Family Agree To Pay Overdue Taxes In KY

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Coal companies controlled by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice have agreed to a settlement covering millions of dollars in overdue property taxes in four eastern Kentucky counties: Harlan, Knott, Magoffin, and Pike. Checks totaling $1.2 million from Justice entities began rolling in last week, county officials said. According to state officials, the… Read More

West Virginia Republican Calls for Governor to Resign

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A top West Virginia Republican is calling for Gov. Jim Justice to resign. Sen. Craig Blair on Monday said the Republican governor should step down to deal with the many court cases that have dogged his businesses. Blair is chairman of the Senate finance committee. He first called for Justice’s resignation… Read More