Justice says state not sitting on CARES Act funds, despite $983 million cash balance

Charleston Gazette-Mail: With West Virginia sitting on a cash balance of more than $983 million of the total $1.27 billion in federal CARES Act funding received in April, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday all of the funds have been committed to be spent.

“There’s no pet projects. There’s no hoarding of the money. There’s nowhere Justice has kept the money back and not sent it out,” Justice said during his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing.

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