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Budget woes limited work done on tort reform during legislative session

Chris Dickerson Apr. 14, 2017, 12:32pm

CHARLESTON – The 2017 West Virginia legislative session likely will be remembered for Gov. Jim Justice’s whiteboards and bull manure and the amount of time devoted to the state budget.

Justice vetoes budget bill, calls the proposal bull manure

Chris Dickerson Apr. 14, 2017, 11:04am

CHARLESTON – Using a pile of bull manure on a silver platter as a prop, Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed the budget bill passed by the state Legislature.

Federal agency takes over Charleston Newspapers' pension plan

Chris Dickerson Apr. 11, 2017, 3:19pm

WASHINGTON – A federal agency has taken over Charleston Newspapers’ pension plan.

AG's office urges residents to be cautious in final days of tax season

Chris Dickerson Apr. 10, 2017, 12:20pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding consumers to take their time filling out tax information to avoid any missteps as the April 18 filing deadline quickly approaches.

State Republican leaders praise confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Apr. 7, 2017, 3:21pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other Republicans praised the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Morrisey hails passage of bill requiring opioid education in schools

Chris Dickerson Apr. 7, 2017, 3:00pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauds both the House of Delegates and the state Senate for passing legislation that will require county boards of education to implement opioid awareness and prevention programs into their curriculum.

State Supreme Court selects Loughry to four-year term as Chief Justice

Chris Dickerson Apr. 6, 2017, 3:07pm

CHARLESTON – Allen H. Loughry II has been selected to serve as Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court for a four-year term. It's the first time a Chief Justice will serve four consecutive years since 1888. Since then, the chief justice has been elected by the Supreme Court to serve a one-year term, with a few of justices serving two years in a row.

AG, law enforcement urge Legislature to fund State Police crime lab

Chris Dickerson Apr. 6, 2017, 1:16pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has joined more than 40 law enforcement professionals in urging the state Legislature to adequately fund the West Virginia State Police Crime Laboratory.

New report links Mississippi attorney to possible straw donations to Davis' 2012 campaign

Chris Dickerson Apr. 3, 2017, 10:57am

CHARLESTON – A new report links at least six possible straw donations made to state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’ 2012 re-election campaign to a Mississippi attorney who had a case pending before the court.

Two more potential class actions filed against Southern Xposure strip clubs

Chris Dickerson Mar. 31, 2017, 1:03pm

BECKLEY – Two more potential class action lawsuits have been filed against a local chain of strip clubs for allegedly violating wage and payment laws.

Manchin becomes first Democrat to say he'll vote for Gorsuch

Chris Dickerson Mar. 30, 2017, 7:13pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he will vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. Manchin made the announcement March 30, becoming the first Democrat to say he’d vote for President Trump’s nominee.

West Virginia signs brief supporting Trump's immigration order

Chris Dickerson Mar. 29, 2017, 8:44am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia is one of 13 states that filed a federal brief supporting President Trump’s revised executive order banning people from six “countries of concern” from entering the United States.

Morrisey wants House bill's cap on consumer fund kept at $6 million

Chris Dickerson Mar. 29, 2017, 8:08am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey isn’t happy about House action on a bill that would change the proposed cap on his office’s Consumer Protection Fund.

Morrisey hails Trump's executive order dismantling the Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Mar. 28, 2017, 10:27am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was on hand as President Trump signed an executive order blocking the previous administration's Clean Power Plan. Morrisey said Trump's signature on the executive order vindicates his three-year fight against former President Obama’s administration's energy plan.

'Loser Pays' bill will have to wait until future legislative session

Chris Dickerson Mar. 27, 2017, 8:55am

CHARLESTON – A bill that would require the plaintiff to pay court costs and attorney fees if the claim filed is dismissed for lacking any basis in law or fact won’t be passed this session, but it likely will be introduced in coming years.

Legal groups fighting for, against bills as session end looms

Chris Dickerson Mar. 24, 2017, 7:22am

CHARLESTON – As the West Virginia Legislature’s 2017 regular session grinds toward its conclusion, the state budget and tax plans dominate the headlines.

AG, career centers team up in fight against drug epidemic

Chris Dickerson Mar. 23, 2017, 6:55am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a program to help destroy unwanted and expired prescription drugs in the Mountain State.

AG's office reminds residents to be safe when filing income taxes

Chris Dickerson Mar. 23, 2017, 6:35am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding consumers to safeguard personal information when filing taxes this year.

Morrisey talks about state economy at eastern Panhandle event

Chris Dickerson Mar. 20, 2017, 1:50pm

SHEPHERDSTOWN — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited the eastern Panhandle over the weekend, talking about ways the state can boost its economy.

AG, WVU nursing school partner for school drug prevention program

Chris Dickerson Mar. 20, 2017, 1:15pm

CHARLESTON — State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has partnered with the West Virginia University School of Nursing to raise awareness about opioid abuse prevention in the Mountain State.