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$465 Million of West Virginia’s COVID-19 Aid up in the Air

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024

CHARLESTON — Don’t call it a clawback. Officials said it’s been this way for years, but alarm bells were raised Thursday when it was revealed that West Virginia may have to spend an unexpected $465 million on education programs or return that money to the federal government. Speaking Friday, officials representing Gov. Jim Justice and legislative finance committee leaders said they expect the U.S. Department of Education to grant a waiver to the state for its COVID-19 spending, but until the waiver is granted, an air of uncertainty looms over...

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