Governor Justice hosts town hall meeting in Clarksburg to talk about Road Bond proposal

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | September 30, 2017

Nearly two hundred people came out to the Harrison County Senior Center in Clarksburg on Friday for a town hall meeting with Gov. Jim Justice on the Roads to Prosperity Bond Referendum.

During the town hall, residents were able to pose questions and voice their concerns, which ranged from the oil and gas company’s impact on roads to the need for more jobs in the Mountain State, as well as the difficulties of hiring because of the state’s drug problems.

Some residents were concerned that passing the bond would mean more taxes in the future. However, Justice assured that would not be the case, as all of the funding needed for these projects is already in place.

“Every last dollar of this will go constitutionally to building and fixing our roads, and absolutely, absolutely hands down, we don’t need additional taxes on our people in any way shape, form or fashion,” he said. “Really we just need to pass this and move on and let it bring the opportunity to our state that I know it’s going to bring.”

Diana Bartley, a resident of the Wallace area of Harrison County, said she came to the meeting with a grave concern of the wording of the bond itself.

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