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W.Va. Sens. Weld, Maroney, Clements: Relationship with Jim Justice ‘strained’


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke
(West Virginia Legislative Photography photo)

WHEELING, W.Va. — Republicans in the West Virginia Senate representing Northern Panhandle communities indicate they have a strained relationship with Gov. Jim Justice.

Their comments came after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, on Monday called for Justice — also a Republican — to resign as he is not supporting much of the Senate Republican plan to reform education in the state.

Justice, who was elected as a Democrat and later changed parties, also has come under personal scrutiny for his companies not paying taxes owed to West Virginia.

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