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Justice retains open chance of teaching basketball as a U.S. senator

MORGANTOWN – Gov. Jim Justice is preserving open the concept of constant his basketball teaching if he’s elected to the U.S. Senate.

Fielding a query from MetroNews throughout his Tuesday briefing, he mentioned, “I suppose we’ll see, gained’t we?”

He mentioned he’ll need to see what the time calls for are. “I do have the flexibility to go and are available and go in a short time.”

He mentioned individuals didn’t suppose he may handle it whereas serving as governor, and touted his time in workplace. “The successes are miles and miles lengthy.” He drives himself backwards and forwards between his Lewisburg dwelling and the Capitol, and doesn’t take holidays.

“I acquire an terrible lot being with these youngsters,” he mentioned, and he’s not able to throw within the towel. “We’ll see, we’ll see.”

Justice additionally fielded a query about state worker pay raises. He’s proposed one other 5% elevate, principally to assist cowl the PEIA price hikes, and the query was whether or not he’ll suggest extra.

He didn’t decide to something above 5%. “There are nonetheless a lot of balls within the air so far as the price range and the whole lot,” he mentioned. The Legislature has already handed 4 raises and this would be the fifth. Medical insurance is simply one of many objects hit by inflation.

For proper now, it’s 5 %, and “that’s not a foul deal both.”

Town of Morgantown is amongst quite a few native governments and entities that may obtain a share of $1,286,667 in Justice Help Grant (JAG) program funds.

The funds might be used to help state companies, native models of presidency and personal nonprofit companies in finishing up particular applications that supply a excessive chance of bettering the functioning of the felony justice system, Justice mentioned in a follow-up information launch about this system.

Particular emphasis was positioned on multi-jurisdictional tasks and statewide tasks that search to create and/or retain jobs within the felony justice system in West Virginia. The funds are offered by the U.S. Division of Justice, Workplace of Justice Applications and Bureau of Justice Help. They’re administered by the Justice and Neighborhood Providers Part of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Providers.

Morgantown will obtain $15,000 to make use of a number of Prevention Useful resource Officers to behave as mentors, function fashions and advocates for college students in native colleges.

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