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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:14 AM

West Virginia Gov. Fires Art. Dept Head for Asking to Save Agency [View all]

Source: The HILL

Gayle Manchin has been fired from her position as the secretary of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.

The dismissal comes after Manchin - the wife of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) - released a statement asking for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) to save the agency, Politico reported.

Justice had been considering signing a bill that would close the agency.

In a press release, Justice - who was previously a Democrat and became a member of the Republican Party last year - said that Gayle Manchin had released a press release on the issue despite being instructed not to.

Read more: Link to sourcehttp://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/378063-gayle-manchin-terminated-from-role-as-secretary-of-states?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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