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February 10, 2021

West Virginians are Begging Gov. Jim Justice for Economic Aid. He’s Sitting on $665 Million that Could Help.

Mountain State Spotlight, Times West Virginian – When Fairmont resident Nicole Turner found out that Gov. Jim Justice was still sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars of federal relief funds meant to help West Virginians who were struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, she said she didn’t know whether to cry or throw up. Read the full article.

That money, said Turner, is money she and others in her community really need.

“There’s a reason why Gov. Justice has it. It’s to help us. So do that,” Turner said.

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that for months, West Virginians like Turner have been reaching out to the governor’s office begging for help. But those cries are largely going unanswered — and not because the money isn’t there.

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