Justice Seeks Ethics Commission Opinion

By Bobby Bordelon

Flights to and from the Greenbrier Valley Airport taken by Governor Jim Justice on official state aircraft were the subject of a recent opinion from the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Although commission requests are usually anonymous, Justice asked for the opinion and, due to the nature of the question, asked he be identified.

In his request to the ethics commission, Justice asked two questions: whether "he may use state aircraft to fly from Lewisburg to destinations outside of Charleston on official state business" and if "he may participate in campaign activities following his state work and before his return flight provided that the primary purpose of the travel is for official state business and there is no additional use of the aircraft for campaign-related travel."

Read more in the Tuesday, March 17, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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