Two more officials involved in West Virginia RISE program out of work

Politics
wv capitol_1518224103954.jpg-794306118.jpg

Two more officials involved in an embattled housing program aimed at helping West Virginia flood victims are out of their jobs.

Mary Jo Thompson and Russell Tarry of the West Virginia Development Office were scheduled to speak Tuesday at an interim legislative committee meeting on the deadly 2016 floods but lawmakers were told they resigned on Friday.
    
Tarry was the office’s deputy director and Thompson was director of community advancement and development.
    
Gov. Jim Justice forced out state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher earlier this month and Deputy Commerce Secretary Josh Jarrell was fired after complaints about poor management and residents receiving no help from RISE West Virginia, a $150 million housing assistance program.
    
The Commerce Department was put in charge of the program in 2016 by then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Washington DC Bureau

More Washington DC Bureau

Don't Miss

Trending Stories