For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2019
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com, 304-342-6606
After Canceling Ceremonial Bill Signings Across the State, Governor Justice Signs GOP Education Bill
(Charleston, WV)– Governor Jim Justice turned his back on West Virginians and signed HB 206. WVDP Chairwoman Belinda Biafore released the following statement:
“No wonder Jim Justice canceled all his ceremonial bill signings. How can you face the public when you’ve been lying to them? Governor Jim Justice said multiple times he would not sign a bill against our teachers and students creating charter schools yet here we are.
Teachers, students, and education professionals were not considered when this legislation was crafted. Instead, Mitch Carmichael and Jim Justice listened to special interests who will benefit while our students are on the losing end.
The people of West Virginia do not support this bill, and Jim Justice just turned his back on them.”