West Virginia candidate for governor owes millions in taxes

In this Aug. 31, 2016 photo, Knott County's parks director, Chris Amburgey, is pictured at one of the county's parks in Redfox, Ky. Amburgey has taken on several other jobs as the county struggles to pay its bills amid a decline in the coal industry. A company owned by West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice owes more than $2 million in taxes to the county. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia’s most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec center and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens.

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