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WV Legislature Opens Special Session to Redirect Relief Funds to Road Repairs

June 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A special session of the West Virginia Legislature aimed at allocating federal COVID-19 relief funding and increasing funds for road improvements is set for Monday. Governor Jim Justice made the announcement during his regular COVID-19 briefing- saying the session will begin at noon. Lawmakers were already scheduled to be in Charleston for June committee meetings. The legislature will consider allocating federal relief funds to the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Education. He also wants lawmakers to consider allocating $150 million from the state's general fund to the Division of Highways for road projects.  Justice says the money will target a wide variety of road projects in every county in the state…