WV Governor Pitches New Budget Plan That Doubles Original Toll Hike Proposal to Pay for Other Road Projects

Charleston Gazette-Mail looks at West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s second run at a 2017-18 budget, reporting that, “Justice’s new plan lowers a proposed increase in the state gas tax . . . but would increase tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike by $2 per toll instead of the $1 increase originally proposed.” The newspaper adds, “Under the proposal, the state would offer E-ZPass annual passes for $8 a year that would provide free travel on the Turnpike as well as any other newly constructed highways the state may decide to operate as toll roads.”