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WV Republicans applauded a $1 billion broadband plan. But they voted against much of the money that’s funding it.

When Gov. Jim Justice announced his billion-dollar broadband expansion plan on Friday, West Virginia’s congressional delegation was quick to applaud it.  “I congratulate Governor Justice on this announcement, which will help us continue our work together to better connect West Virginia,” U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said.  U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney called the governor’s plan […]