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Morrisey’s Disability Fraud Unit has saved nearly $6 million

Kyla Asbury Jul. 20, 2017, 1:57pm

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s disability fraud partnership reached a new milestone—achieving nearly $6 million in total savings during its first 18 months of operation.

Morrisey pulling in endorsements after announcing Senate run

Chris Dickerson Jul. 20, 2017, 8:00am

HARPERS FERRY – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's U.S. Senate campaign has been endorsed by a grassroots conservative organization.

Jenkins critical of Morrisey's NETL comments; Morrisey calls it 'desperate'

Chris Dickerson Jul. 19, 2017, 4:46pm

CHARLESTON – Evan Jenkins’ campaign for U.S. Senate is criticizing West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for comments he made about the coal industry in a recent newspaper interview.

2018 GOP primary for U.S. Senate race heats up early

Hoppy Kercheval Jul. 18, 2017, 4:46pm

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia’s political migration from blue to red means the Republican Party increasingly faces prospects of contested Primary Elections. Last week, West Virginia Wesleyan Political Science Professor Robert Rupp wrote, “As recently as a decade ago the idea of a contentious Republican primary was unthinkable given the weak state of the GOP state party.”

Morrisey unveils training initiative to reduce automobile consumer complaints

Kyla Asbury Jul. 17, 2017, 2:01pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has embarked upon a ‘did you know’ initiative aimed at protecting consumers with proactive training offered to dealerships in used vehicle laws.

Morrisey says drug manufacturers violated antitrust laws

Kyla Asbury Jul. 17, 2017, 1:12pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a multi-state lawsuit alleging that six generic drug manufacturers violated antitrust laws.

Morrisey announces candidacy for U.S. Senate seat; Jenkins critical

Chris Dickerson Jul. 10, 2017, 12:14pm

HARPERS FERRY – We​​​​​st Virginia Attorney General officially has announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Jenkins' camp says Morrisey 'about profit, plain and simple'

Chris Dickerson Jul. 10, 2017, 10:05am

HUNTINGTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate later today, but the first verbal volley already has been issued.

AG's office warns of DMV traffic ticket scam

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2017, 2:03pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has issued a warning to summer travelers to be wary of a scam in which impostors send emails to collect traffic fines on behalf of a state department of motor vehicles.

AG's office secures $150K in settlement with debt collection company

Chris Dickerson Jul. 5, 2017, 2:36pm

CHARLESTON—West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a settlement with a debt collection company resulting in more than $150,000 in debt cancellation for West Virginia consumers.

Morrisey announces roofing investigation nets settlement, guilty plea

Kyla Asbury Jun. 30, 2017, 11:39am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reached a settlement with a roofing company and its owners to resolve allegations that the business misled consumers and received money for work that was never completed.

AG's office wants to shut down charter bus company

Chris Dickerson Jun. 28, 2017, 10:53am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking a circuit judge to permanently shut down a charter bus company after ​​​​​it failed to refund nearly $18,000 for two canceled field trips.

Morrisey hails repeal of EPA's WOTUS rule

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2017, 1:56pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and 20 other state attorneys general are praising the repeal of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a notice June 27 to withdraw the Obama-era rule.

Thanks to POTUS, maybe WOTUS won't go to SCOTUS

The West Virginia Record Jun. 27, 2017, 12:33pm

A good headline may give readers a concise summary of the content to come or it may pique curiosity just enough to entice a further read, but a really good headline does both. How about that one above? It's a real humdinger, isn’t it? Probably you have no idea what the headline says.

Savings are a good start in fighting disability fraud

Patrick Morrisey Jun. 27, 2017, 11:59am

CHARLESTON – One of life’s little pleasant surprises is reaching into an old coat pocket and finding a few misplaced dollars. Even better is keeping millions of dollars in the pockets of taxpayers, which is exactly what my office’s Social Security disability fraud unit was created to do.

Morrisey joins other states pushing against California coal plan

Chris Dickerson Jun. 26, 2017, 4:00pm

CHARLESTON—West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of 13 states in urging the commissioner of the California Department of Insurance to reconsider a divestment policy that his office says undermines coal mining.

AG's office gains law enforcement support in human trafficking fight

Chris Dickerson Jun. 26, 2017, 8:55am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has introduced a draft best practices initiative to raise awareness about human trafficking within law enforcement communities across the state.

W.Va., Wisconsin AGs lead push asking EPA to respect states in WOTUS review

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2017, 2:28pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, are leading a 20-state coalition in requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation’s water sources.

Morrisey part of bipartisan coalition fighting to protect broadband consumers

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2017, 2:25pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is part of a coalition of officials from 34 states and the District of Columbia urging the Federal Communications Commission to affirm the longstanding shared role of states in regulation and enforcement of broadband business practices.

The Clean Power Plan is a 'government knows best' power play

The West Virginia Record Jun. 20, 2017, 3:21pm

Last year, West Virginia State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and peers from other states successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court and delayed its implementation.