JUSTICE TO DELIVER STATE OF STATE ADDRESS TODAY
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will outline his priorities for the 2019 legislative session during the State of the State address at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the House of Delegates chamber.
Justice can be expected to promote a 5 percent pay Justice raise for all state employees, which has been backed by the leadership of both the House and the Senate. A plan of some sort to deal with the Public Employees Insurance Agency program, or PEIA, can also be expected.
West Virginia Superintendent Steve Paine said last week the governor will also announce a plan to incentivize teachers to get certified in math.
Foster care, addiction and job development are also possible topics for Justice’s third address to the state.
The State of the State address can be viewed live on the governor’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages. It will also be broadcast live on West Virginia Public Radio and West Virginia Public Broadcasting channel.