Six months after receiving CARES relief, Justice says West Virginia isn’t a slow spender

Jim Justice

WV Metro News -- By Brad McElhinny  -- October 14, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice continues to push back on criticism that the state isn’t expediting the rollout of federal CARES Act relief.

“At the end of the day, we’re going to some way, some how, disburse every last dollar of this CARES money before December the 30th,” the governor said today, referring to the deadline. “One way or another.”

West Virginia received confirmation of $1.25 billion in federal relief in mid-April. So far, state records show the state spending $283 million.

So there’s about a billion dollars left.

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