Governor Justice Celebrates Road Bond Win; Announces Special Session for Legislature

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | October 09, 2017
Gov. Jim Justice has pushed for a big West Virginia highways project since his State of the State speech, and voters gave him his wish in a big way.
Unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office showed about a 3-1 margin in favor of the $1.6 billion bond issue.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Secretary of State’s office showed 87,751 in favor of the bond and 37,759 against it.
By then an hour had passed since Justice went to the front of a roomful of supporters and declared victory on his signature issue.
“Great, doing good, how are y’all doing?” the governor commented as he made his way to the front of the Governor’s Reception room at the state Capitol.
On Monday, the Governor announced that he would call a special session starting Monday, October 16th. Read more about the Monday press conference here.

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