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Path to Progress

by John Miller

During last week’s State of the State address, Gov. Jim Justice introduced the West Virginia Invests Grant Program to universal applause as the pathway to good-paying jobs and economic growth. It creates a program designed to provide free community college tuition to every high school student who wants to further their education.

The governor credited Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, with the idea for Senate Bill 284, which is designed to eliminate the financial barrier to receiving an education at West Virginia’s community and technical colleges.

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