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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature on Tuesday cautiously put the bow on a legislative package to seal the deal on a business development for Gov. Jim Justice and Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael.

Most of the work Tuesday happened in the House of Delegates, where one delegate said lawmakers had been pushed to pass the package in a rush so Justice could put on a “dog and pony show” during his State of the State address Wednesday.

HD Media staff writer Joe Severino contributed to this report.

Lacie Pierson covers politics for HD Media. She can be reached at 304-348-1723 or Follow

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