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Delegates, special guests echo cautious optimism following Gov. Justice positive State of the State address


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Members of the House of Delegates and Senate leadership stand and applaud Gov. Jim Justice during his State of the State address Wednesday at the state Capitol in Charleston.
(NCWV Media photo by John Dahlia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Enthusiastic optimism was the prevailing theme of Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State address Wednesday night in Charleston, said many of those in attendance.

“I’ve thought a lot about what has happened in the last 12 months,” Gov. Justice said to the joint legislative session in the House of Delegates. “You can’t fathom how dire it was, and you can’t fathom how promising it looks.”

Some of the key points Justice announced and included in his 2018-19 budget proposal:

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