Jim Justice on Government Reform
Appoint a Waste Czar to root out agency excess
Now, and I believe--and I will do this immediately, I will employ some person--gosh, I can't imagine being called this, a Waste Czar. But I'll have him absolutely dig into every agency known to man and try to find any excess monies that have been shoved
away and hidden. And I'll have him look. And I'll have him try to find.
Now, let me just give you my philosophy of our regulatory agencies. My philosophy is just this: The right person for the right job and they're motivated.
Source: 2017 West Virginia State of the State address
, Feb 8, 2017
Ban fundraising while the legislature is in session
Justice has called for a series of ethics reforms, including banning fundraising while the legislature is in session so lobbyists and associations that represent various industries can't be extorted for campaign cash.
Justice added, "No politician should be fundraising instead of doing the job they were elected to do." Bill Cole and the Republican leadership wasted $595,000 during the recent special session on the budget.
Source: 2016 W.V. Gubernatorial campaign website JusticeForWV.com
, Jun 15, 2016
No contributions to legislators during legislative sessions
Jim will end the free lunch for politicians by:
Source: 2016 W.V. governor campaign website JusticeForWV.com
, Nov 16, 2015
- Banning all fundraising activity during the regular legislative session for all state government officials. No elected official at the state level will be able to accept contributions during the
legislative session or solicit political donations of any kind. Many states, including Maryland and Virginia, impose fundraising restrictions during legislative sessions.
- Capping lobbyist meals for lawmakers at $75 per meal, and limiting the number
will stop "dark money" organizations from playing shell games to conceal exactly where the money is coming from to pay for political advertising. West Virginians deserve to know who is spending money on our elections.
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