West Virginia Governor's Office News

Governor invites Trump to give State of the Union speech in West Virginia

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 23, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has invited President Donald Trump to give the State of the Union address in West Virginia.

Justice wants intermediate appeals court, but trial lawyers say it isn't needed

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice is calling for the creation of an intermediate court of appeals in his annual State of the State address.

2019 brings new state Supreme Court Chief Justice, new circuit judges, vacancies

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON -- The new year brings several changes to courts across West Virginia.

Justice owes $2.5 million for helicopter loan

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 27, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The final consent judgment was filed last month to confirm Gov. Jim Justice owes nearly $2.5 million for defaulting on a helicopter loan.

Delegate files third petition about governor's residency

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — A West Virginia delegate is making a third attempt to have a court find that Gov. Jim Justice is violating the state Constitution by not living in the seat of the government.

Supreme Court won't hear petition regarding governor's residency; Delegate might file again

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.

JVAC taking applications for vacant state Supreme Court seat, new circuit judge spot

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is now receiving applications for the vacancy on the state Supreme Court. It also is accepting applications for a circuit judge position in the state's 19th Judicial Circuit covering Barbour and Taylor counties. This new position was created by the state Legislature.

Loughry resigns from Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – Allen Loughry has resigned from the West Virginia Supreme Court. Gov. Jim Justice announced Nov. 10 he had received Loughry's resignation letter.

Legislature will hear new impeachment article against Loughry next week

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2018

CHARLESTON​​​​ – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will go before lawmakers next week.

Another attempt to impeach Loughry could happen next week; Workman possibly as well

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry could​​​​ be in front of legislators by next week. And it might include Chief Justice Margaret Workman as well.

JVAC sends recommendations for two circuit court positions to governor

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has provided a list of recommendations to Gov. Jim Justice for two circuit court vacancies.

Scheduling order filed in Justice residency petition

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has entered a scheduling order, giving Gov. Jim Justice until Oct. 16 to respond to a petition challenging where he lives.

Commission receives applications for two judicial vacancies

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications for two pending vacancies in the First Judicial Circuit and the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Governor reports surge in state revenue collection, economy

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced earlier this month that state revenue collections are continuing to surge forward.

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