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Gov. Justice nixes proposal to raise parking rates, fines at Capitol Complex

Gov. Jim Justice nixes proposal to raise parking rates, fines at Capitol Complex. (WCHS/WVAH)

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has put the brakes on a proposal that would have hiked parking fees and fines at the state Capitol Complex.

The governor’s office said the proposal was filed June 11 by the Department of Administration with the Secretary of State’s Office.

A copy of the request said it would have hiked the parking fee for employees from $20 per month to $25 per month.

It also would have raised fines for parking in the legislative, reserved or travel lane areas from $10 to $25 and fines for parking in a no parking area, improper parking and other violations from $10 to $25. The fine for overtime parking would have been increased from $5 to $10. The additional fine for not paying a fine within 10 days would have been boosted from $20 to $25.

Under the proposal, the increased rates and fines would have boosted revenue by more than $64,000.

Justice’s office said in a news release that the governor ordered the withdrawal of the proposal to increase rates effective Thursday.

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