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Justice calls WV Roads to Prosperity most historic vote for the state

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice hailed Saturday night’s special election for the Roads to Prosperity a victory, calling it the most historic vote for West Virginia. Justice held a press conference Saturday night. Justice and Secretary of Transportation Tom Smith had toured the state, campaigning for the referendum. “What a […]

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W.Va. Northern Panhandle leaders praise Roads to Prosperity referendum passage

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — Northern Panhandle leaders are largely happy with the passage of the “Roads to Prosperity” bond referendum, and now they want to see it grow both jobs and development in West Virginia. “I’m hopeful that with passage of the road bond we will see much needed improvements […]

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Editorial: Delay of natural gas pipelines is costing W.Va. money

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: There is more natural gas being produced from the Marcellus and Utica shales than is necessary to meet the demand in the regions to which that gas is easily transported. It is a problem that has been apparent for quite some time to those living in the regions — […]

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Editorial: Sports gambling may be good bet for West Virginia

From The Wheeling News-Register: No one knows how much money Americans wager on sporting events, simply because much of the betting is done illegally. Estimates are mind-boggling, however. One is that annual betting on the Super Bowl alone tops $8 billion. Another is that $30 billion to $40 billion a year is wagered on professional […]

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West Virginia Roads to Prosperity bond referendum gets green light

Governor Justice thanks voters for support By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia voters said “yes” Saturday to Gov. Jim Justice’s “Roads To Prosperity” plan to revitalize the state’s highways, job prospects and economy. The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office reported late Saturday that 87,751 voters — almost 73 percent […]

BIC members celebrate road bond amendment passage
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BIC members celebrate road bond amendment passage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Business & Industry Council is celebrating the strong victory of the Roads to Prosperity amendment during today’s special election. “We are so excited for West Virginia’s future and so grateful to those who took time to vote in this special election,” said BIC Chairman Chris Hamilton. “It’s been an […]

Gov. Justice issues statement on passage of Roads to Prosperity Bond amendment
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Gov. Justice issues statement on passage of Roads to Prosperity Bond amendment

CHARLESTON,WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement after West Virginia voters overwhelmingly voted to approve the Roads to Prosperity Bond Amendment on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017: “This is a great night for West Virginia!” “I am grateful to the people of West Virginia for sharing my vision to jump start our economic engine. While […]

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WV Transportation Secretary Smith issues statement regarding passage of Roads to Prosperity Amendment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith issued the following statement regarding passage of Roads to Prosperity Amendment: “We appreciate the confidence the citizens of West Virginia have shown in us by passing Governor Justice’s Roads to Prosperity Bond Amendment.  By doing so, it allows the West Virginia Department of Transportation to move forward in […]

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West Virginia Manufacturers Association cheers road bond amendment Passage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) issued a ‘thank you’ to  voters Saturday night for supporting the Roads to Prosperity Amendment and allowing the state to make a major infrastructure investment over the next several years. “Our members represent a broad spectrum of manufacturing in West Virginia, and we couldn’t be happier […]

WVPA shares photos of Governor Justice announcement on Roads to Prosperity Amendment
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WVPA shares photos of Governor Justice announcement on Roads to Prosperity Amendment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has photos available for media from Gov. Jim Justice’s press conference at the West Virginia Capitol Saturday night, Oct. 7, with a room full of supporters and state officials on the apparent passage of the Roads to Prosperity Amendment CUTLINES FOR GOVERNOR’S PHOTOs: Photo 1: Photo 2: Photo 3: