Justice makes 1 last stop to support to road bond

FILE -In this Tuesday June 28, 2016 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Greenbrier owner Jim Justice, gestures during an interview at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Justice, billionaire owner of The Greenbrier resort and Democratic nominee for governor, closed his hotel for business and opened it as a free shelter after the June 23 floods that killed 23 people, including 15 in Greenbrier County. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice is taking his roadshow on behalf of West Virginia’s $1.6 billion bond referendum to Bluefield, one last stop the day before Saturday’s statewide referendum.
Justice has traveled around the state talking to residents about the highway program he says would add tens of thousands of jobs to the state economy.
The first-term governor has also argued against suspicions taxes would increase further, saying the higher gasoline tax and motor vehicle fees enacted earlier this year are sufficient.
The state list has about 600 planned projects, some in every county, to repair roads and bridges and build some new ones.
Early voting began Sept. 22.
The Legislature earlier this year approved the taxes and fees, which are already in effect, and voted to hold the bond referendum.