CHARLESTON – State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey plans to hold a jobs summit on April 17.

The summit was one of 17 promises Morrisey campaigned on 2012, when he defeated longtime Democratic incumbent Darrell McGraw. Morrisey said the goal of the summit is to meet with interested parties throughout the state to identify ways in which his office can improve the state’s economy.

“I will take any necessary action to help move our economy forward, as West Virginians cannot afford for our state to fall further behind” Morrisey said.

“The Attorney General possesses the legal power -- through both legal opinions and legal actions -- to significantly improve West Virginia’s business and regulatory climate, and my ultimate goal is to help West Virginia reach its economic potential.”

He has said the purpose of the summit would be to identify overreaching regulations that may impair business growth.

It is also the beginning of his “listening tour.” He says there will be a series of stops across the states in which West Virginians can provide his office with input and opinions.

After the summit and tour, he will begin the process of reviewing state and federal regulations to determine any improvements that can be made.

The Attorney General’s Job Summit will be held at the Lower Rotunda of the Capitol in Charleston at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by contacting the Office of the Attorney General at 304-558-2021 or by emailing the office at communications@wvago.gov.

The summit is part of Morrisey’s 17-point plan for his first 100 days in office.

From the West Virginia Record: Reach John O’Brien at jobrienwv@gmail.com.

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