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Fact-checking West Virginia Justice’s list of whiteboard accomplishments


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice used two whiteboards to highlight his self-proclaimed accomplishments during a news conference Monday at the state Capitol.
(Gazette-Mail photo by Chris Dorst)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rare is the news conference where Gov. Jim Justice shows up without his whiteboards.

Since he began making public appearances as a governor, Justice has kept the whiteboards by his side. As his news conferences have become more frequent amid questions about the RISE West Virginia flood recovery program, the state’s deal with China Energy and other issues, Justice has been filling the boards with a list of what he says are his accomplishments in office.

Some of them are true. Some of them are not. Some of them are statements of the governor’s position, not accomplishments.

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