By SEÁN O'DONOGHUE
CHARLESTON - Governor Jim Justice addressed lawmakers in the annual State of the State address, last week, with the focus of his remarks being the budget for the year set to begin on July 1, 2017. Lawmakers were gaveled into session, earlier the same day, Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The 60-day session will see legislators tackle a range of issues; however, the state's financial troubles are expected to dominate proceedings at the Capitol.
Justice literally took to the floor of the House of Delegates for his address. Traditionally, the governor of the day has addressed the joint sitting of lawmakers from a lectern in front of the House speaker's chair.…