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Justice Rebukes Charleston Mayor’s Request for Special Session

October 8th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

During his regular Coronavirus press briefing Thursday,  West Virginia Governor Jim Justice blasted a a request by Charleston's mayor for a special session to deal with substance abuse, homelessness and mental health. 

Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin sent a letter to Justice, Senate President Craig Blair and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw.  

Justice brushed off Goodwin's letter as a political move designed to get her name in the paper…


Citing information from the National Alliance of Homelessness, Justice said data shows that homelessness in West Virginia is decreasing- with the possible exception of  Charleston. He challenged the mayor to push lawmakers for a special session.