Governor Will Hold Mediation Session to Solve Budget Difference


As mediator-in-chief, Governor hopes to iron out concerns,

                                                                                                              Justice will meet separately with all sides to finalize deal



CHARLESTON, WV— Tomorrow, Governor Justice will meet with the Senate President, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House, and the House Minority Leader in four separate rooms and travel from room to room as the mediator-in-chief. Justice wants to better understand the positions of each side.


Governor Justice welcomes and appreciates that all of the parties are willing to participate in the mediation to get to a hopeful resolution for the betterment of the people of West Virginia.


The Governor recognizes that everyone needs to get on the same page, including income tax reform, roads, veterans, the sales tax, etc. The mediation meetings will take place tomorrow at the state Capitol.


“I want to get this budget deal done, and a mediation session will hopefully help us get there,” said Governor Justice. “We are all West Virginians and we all want a path forward that will help our people. Rarely has West Virginia had this opportunity in the midst of a terrible crisis; we don’t want to lose this moment.”


Contact Information

Grant Herring,


Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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