Latest Jim Justice News

West Virginia Gov. Justice ends nearly two-year state of emergency over jail staffing

May. 24, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Friday he is ending the state of emergency over staffing in the state Department of Corrections. The Republican governor called on the state National Guard to help stop worker attrition at the state’s jails and prisons...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 23, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. May 17, 2024. Editorial: West Virginia has an immigration problem The past few days have been a bad stretch in the national media for West Virginia. Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a summary of Gov. (and now U.S. Senate nominee) Jim...

West Virginia lawmakers approve funding to support students due to FAFSA delays

May. 21, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia students struggling to figure out how to pay for college in one of the nation's poorest states after the botched rollout of a new federal student aid application could get help under a bill headed to Gov. Jim Justice. State lawmakers approved...

West Virginia governor calls special session for school funding amid FAFSA issues, other proposals

May. 17, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling state lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider an $80 million allocation to the state’s colleges and universities to help students pay for school amid the ongoing federal financial aid crisis, among other proposals. ...

West Virginia miner dies in state's first reported coal fatality of the year

May. 16, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died Thursday after being injured while operating an excavator at a southern West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said. Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations LP surface mine in Wyoming County, Justice...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 16, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. May 15, 2024. Editorial: The effects of Jim Justice’s business decisions The New York Times published an article this week laying out some of the massive business, loan and legal debts Gov. Jim Justice or his family businesses have amassed...

Senate primaries set up a marquee race in Maryland and a likely Republican flip in West Virginia

May. 15, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican voters advanced strong Senate contenders in Maryland and West Virginia on Tuesday, giving the GOP a big boost in its push to claim control of Congress' upper chamber. Former Gov. Larry Hogan claimed the Republican nomination in what will be a...

From Hogan to a Trumpier Senate: Takeways from Tuesday's primaries

May. 15, 2024 09:10 AM EDT

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday in critical races that could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill next year. Here are some takeaways...

Jim Justice wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia primary election

May. 14, 2024 20:18 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Justice wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia primary election.

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in West Virginia's primaries

May. 10, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who’s running for Senate, is just one of a handful of high flyers in West Virginia who decided it was time for a change of pace. A former billionaire who owns the Greenbrier Resort, Justice is ineligible to run for reelection in...