CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The controversy regarding where Governor Jim Justice lives during his term of office has been resolved, according to reliable sources.
“When it came right down to it, it only took about an hour to settle all disputes,” one of the sources said.
At issue was a constitutional requirement that the Governor and all members of the Board of Public Works reside in Charleston during their terms in office.
Justice had steadfastly refused to live in the Governor’s Mansion during his first four-year term. Sources within the Governor’s administration had said he would be more inclined to stay in the mansion now that an elevator has been refurbished.
Former Democrat Delegate Isaac Sponaugle brought suit seeking to force Justice to live in Charleston. The case had been pending for months before the late Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King, who recently passed away.
Sources had said they expected King’s temporary replacement, Senior Status Judge Dan O’Hanlon would preside over a settlement in the case.
The sources would not confirm details of the settlement, explaining that they are not authorized by the court to do so.
The case had gathered so much attention over the past several months that it was the talk of the courthouse when word of the settlement leaked out.
All sources agreed that details of the agreement “will be forthcoming shortly.”
Judge O’Hanlon had left for the day and could not be immediately reached.