Jim Justice in 2022 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: Proposes Inflatocine: one-time pay bonus for public workers

Today, it was reported that the consumer price index rose 7% in the month of December, according to the U.S. Labor Department. This is the fastest increase since June 1982, when inflation hit 7.1%. My proposed Inflatocine will help West Virginians who are hurting when they go to the gas pump or the grocery store. I need your support to pass this one-time pay supplement for our hardworking state employees, teachers, and service personnel.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to West Virginia legislature Jan 12, 2022

On Health Care: Vaccinations helped me, but won't require vaccinations

Despite being COVID-positive myself, I believe that my symptoms would have been much worse if I were not fully vaccinated and boosted. I know in my heart that the more we have vaccinated, the less will die. At the same time, I stand rock-solid behind our people being able to make that important medical choice for themselves in consultation with their doctor. I do not believe that anyone should be required to get vaccinated to continue collecting a paycheck and put food on the table.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to West Virginia legislature Jan 12, 2022

On Principles & Values: Shedding image of being uneducated, dusty, poor, backward

From 2020 through 2021, net migration is up for the first time in decades, with over 2,000 people moving into our state. We are shedding our image of being uneducated, dusty, poor, and backward. We are shedding our image of being bankrupt and a place business cannot operate because of our legal system. Together, we will continue to shed the dead weight that has been holding us back for years so we can continue to climb higher and higher on our journey to prosperity in West Virginia.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to West Virginia legislature Jan 12, 2022

On Welfare & Poverty: Fighting food insecurity is a big priority of mine

We continue to feed investment in our food banks. Fighting food insecurity has always been a big priority of mine. But it has been especially important during the pandemic. That is why I am incredibly proud to report that, in 2021 alone, we provided millions to food banks across West Virginia! Thanks to your help in the Legislature, we were able to put $1 million into last year's budget for our state's two biggest food banks. I will be respectfully requesting the same amount in my FY2023 budget.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to West Virginia legislature Jan 12, 2022

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