WV Road Bond Passes – 73% Approval

Gov. Jim Justice issued a statement after West Virginia voters overwhelmingly voted to approve the Roads to Prosperity Bond Referendum on Saturday”  “This is a GREAT NIGHT FOR WEST VIRGINIA!!!  I am grateful to the people of West Virginia for sharing my vision to jump start our economic engine. While this will start the process of fixing our state road system, the most important mission I have is to help find and create jobs for the working men and women of our state… We will start the process Monday to put in motion the Bonding process, the bidding process and the plan to make better roads and bridges a reality in West Virginia. One important part of the bidding process will be to take every step possible so that our contractors hire West Virginians FIRST. We are also going to work with all of our educational institutions to start training programs for this work force.  I am also going to appoint an oversight committee to make certain we eliminate waste and any other shenanigans during the contracting, bidding and construction process.”  The turnout for the vote was less that 12% of registered voters.  However, it was reported, elsewhere that this was a larger turnout than for the last WV road bond vote.