Latest Jim Justice News

West Virginia House OKs bill to phase out Social Security tax

Feb. 22, 2024 14:40 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-led House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would cut and gradually phase out the state income tax on Social Security benefits. Eliminating the tax is a key priority for GOP Gov. Jim Justice, who announced it as part of...

Police investigate traffic stop after West Virginia official seen driving erratically wasn't cited

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia said Wednesday they are investigating a traffic stop in which a state official was pulled over after he was spotted driving erratically but was allowed to continue operating the vehicle without being cited. Charleston Police Chief...

Virginia bank delays plans to auction land at resort owned by West Virginia governor's family

Feb. 19, 2024 12:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia bank says it will delay plans to auction off land at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s posh resort in an attempt to recover more than $300 million on defaulted business loans by the governor's family. In a filing Friday in Greenbrier County...

West Virginia agriculture bill stokes fears about pesticide-spewing logging facility

Feb. 13, 2024 18:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill approved by the House of Delegates on Tuesday that limits counties from regulating agricultural operations is stoking fears that a logging company could resurrect plans to build a toxic-spewing fumigation facility in the picturesque Allegheny...

Attorneys for West Virginia governor's family want to block planned land auction to repay loans

Feb. 08, 2024 17:24 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice are seeking to block a Virginia bank from plans to auction off land at the governor's posh resort to recover more than $300 million on defaulted business loans. A complaint seeking an injunction was...

A West Virginia 'Women's Bill of Rights' is an effort to suppress transgender people, critics say

Feb. 08, 2024 11:48 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislation in West Virginia to narrow the definitions of gender would give women no further rights and is a way for Republicans to suppress transgender people, speakers at a public hearing said Thursday. Dozens of speakers condemned the “Women’s Bill...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 08, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. February 1, 2024. Editorial: Gov. Justice running out of legal moves on debt In what was hardly a shocking decision, a judge last week denied an effort by Gov. Jim Justice and his family to set aside documents the family signed for about $300...

4 Republican rivals for West Virginia governor spar on issues at debate

Feb. 06, 2024 20:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three candidates with deep family ties in West Virginia politics and one who moved to the state two decades ago staked their claims in a debate Tuesday night to being the best choice in the Republican primary for governor. In a deeply red state that twice...

Bank plans to auction posh property owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to repay loans

Feb. 06, 2024 18:40 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia bank that is seeking to recover more than $300 million in longstanding unpaid business loans to the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is planning to auction off land at a sporting club located at the governor’s posh resort. Carter Bank...

Bill decriminalizing drug test strips in opioid-devastated West Virginia heads to governor

Jan. 26, 2024 16:47 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would decriminalize all strips used to test drugs for deadly substances in West Virginia, the state with the nation's highest overdose rate, is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Jim Justice. Justice hasn't said publicly whether he supports...