Governor Proposes 1% Pay Raises, Increase for Tourism and No Tax Increases for 2018-19

By Local News | January 14, 2018
Governor Jim Justice gathered his girls basketball team from Greenbrier East High School around him at the state Capitol, using them as an example of teamwork.
 
“One. Two. Three. West Virginia!” the team members shouted, joining their hands in the air.
 
Justice may be the only governor in America who also serves as a high school basketball coach. He told an audience of lawmakers, state officials and Supreme Court justices that experience serves him well.
 
“The people of West Virginia are the players. I coach for them,” Justice told the crowd.
 
During his Second State of the State address, Justice said that attitude has helped lead the state closer to economic prosperity.
 
He contrasted the sunnier economic position the state seems to be moving toward with the multimillion dollar budget holes the state dealt with in recent years.
 
CLICK HERE to read the entire State of the State Address and the rest of this story by Brad McElhinny.
 
Photo by Steven Rotsch.
 

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