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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

Source: 2016 W.V. governor campaign website JusticeForWV.com , Nov 16, 2015

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