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Gov. Justice fires Gayle Manchin

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he has fired Secretary of Education and the Arts, Gayle Manchin.

This decision was made ahead of the approved legislation to reorganize the agency.

Gov. Justice announced the move in a news release Monday. Manchin is a former state school board president and is the wife of Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.

On Saturday, lawmakers passed a bill to dismantle the Department of Education and the Arts. The statement says the Governor has not decided whether to veto or sign the bill. Meanwhile, Gayle Manchin wanted to preserve the department.

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