Governor Justice is butter because he’s on a roll. Last week it was announced that West Virginia led the nation in the first quarter of 2019 with a personal income growth rate of 5.6 percent. Justice signed a sweeping Education Bill and supplemental appropriation bills that, according to the Governor, will “unlock new opportunities for all West Virginians.” This education bill will make major changes to the educational system in West Virginia, including pay raises for teachers and support staff, charter schools, and support for counties that are struggling.
Today, the Governor declared Friday, July 5th as a state holiday for state employees, giving them the day off. According to Justice, “There’s so much going on in West Virginia this weekend, I want to encourage everyone to get out and explore our beautiful state. Truly, there is no better place than #AlmostHeaven to spend this weekend with your family and friends!”
I have signed an executive order declaring that Friday, July 5, 2019 will be an official holiday for all public employees of the state. I want to thank all our state employees for everything you do for WV and wish you all a happy Independence Day weekend! https://t.co/tkzxzLa9MD
— Governor Jim Justice (@WVGovernor) July 3, 2019
This was a grand gesture by our Governor and we hope that everyone in our great state has an awesome Independence Day surrounded by friends and family! Have 4th of July and happy sleep in day on Friday, July 5th!