By March 5, 2019 Read More →

WV governor Justice chides Legislature, touts revenue increase

By PHIL KABLER

Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Department of Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy listens to Gov. Jim Justice talk Monday about a revenue surplus for February.
(Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In what was part celebration and part lecture, Gov. Jim Justice on Monday touted February revenue collection that exceeded estimates by $12.2 million, and found time to criticize the West Virginia Legislature for recent incidents that have cast the state in a negative light.

“We’ve got a lot of really good things going on in West Virginia, and we need to stop blowing our own legs off and becoming a national story,” Justice said of national news coverage of a blowup in the House of Delegates on Friday, when Democratic delegates objected to an anti-Muslim display in the House rotunda on West Virginia GOP Day at the Capitol.

“We’ve worked too hard to have goodness, and we’ve got goodness, and when we become a national story in a negative way, it will either drive more people away or keep more people from coming, and that’s no good,” he said.

Read the entire article

See more from the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Related Stories

Comments are closed.