“That’s not what we voted for” : State senator fires back over new WV road proposal

West Virginia Headlines

Just 24 hours after West Virginia Governor Jim Justice held a press conference outlining the use of some road bond money to fix secondary roads across the state, one of our local state senators is firing back.

State Senator William Ihlenfeld (D-Ohio) sent a letter to the Governor on Thursday voicing his concern over the move.

He says plain and simple, it’s not what the people of the Northern Panhandle voted for.

That letter reads in part:

 “While I agree that the secondary roads are in dire need of repair, I strongly disagree with the strategy that would call for the use of the bond money to make these repairs. Quite frankly, we can’t afford to peel off any of the bond money and instead might have to supplement it in order to complete each of the projects on the list.”

A full copy of the letter can be read above. 

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