CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) - Thousands of you will head to the polls next weekend to vote on the divisive road bond, and Governor Jim Justice has been making his way around the state to discuss its importance.
Justice made a stop in Clarksburg on Friday afternoon. He met with roughly 50 concerned citizens to hear their questions. Several wanted to know how many West Virginians would be able to secure jobs if the bond passes. Another major concern was how the roads got the way they were over the years. Citizens wanted to know if this would become a thing of the past. Justice explained that a yes vote would be important to secure benefits for the state's short-term and long-term future.
Justice continued to stress the importance of this vote, as he fears a no would be detrimental to our state's future.
"I have been deeply involved in how the funding was put together and how the bond was put together," Justice said. "Every last dime of the funding is in place. There is no place for additional taxes in any way, shape, form, or fashion."
A woman from Wallace asked Justice about a section of the bond, and her concerns about whether or not taxes would be raised.
"Section C of the bond has a direct verbiage that there could potentially be additional taxes," said Diana Bartley. "I feel that the taxation that we have been given in the prior year should be sufficient and there should be no additional taxation."