CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A top official in Gov. Jim Justice’s administration says most of West Virginia’s government agencies submitted needed audit information late, which has resulted in financial sanctions on the state’s colleges and universities.

Nick Casey, Justice’s chief of staff, says late submissions to the Department of Administration from state agencies that receive federal money have been increasing.

Justice has said that “heads will roll” once it’s determined who’s responsible.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Casey declined to say Tuesday whether anyone will be fired.

The U.S. Department of Education citing late state reporting for three straight years has put the schools on provisional certification with heightened cash monitoring for at least five years.

They will have to make payments from their funds, and then get reimbursed for federal student loans and grants.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.