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A call to action for West Virginians

Patrick Morrisey Aug. 28, 2017, 1:06pm

CHARLESTON – We are in a crisis, one that can only be solved with a great deal of hard work and engagement from citizens across our state. Opioid addiction continues to decimate West Virginia, reducing our workforce, tearing apart families and ultimately, claiming lives day after day.

AG's office is ready, willing and able to help consumers

Patrick Morrisey Jul. 31, 2017, 8:00am

CHARLESTON – Most businesses are reputable, but when a home repair, a vehicle sale or other transaction goes wrong, our office looks out for consumers.

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.

Painkiller alternatives may reduce risk of prescription opioid abuse

Patrick Morrisey May 16, 2017, 11:49am

CHARLESTON – Opioid abuse is devastating our state, and too often it starts with something as seemingly harmless as the prescription of an opioid-based pain medication.

Tremendous victories require continued vigilance

Patrick Morrisey Apr. 24, 2017, 8:23am

CHARLESTON – Over the past few months, West Virginia has experienced a tremendous amount of success in beating back years of federal overreach that have devastated many in our state.

The opioid epidemic: We're making a difference

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 28, 2017, 8:49am

CHARLESTON – Addiction impacts every West Virginian. Whether it’s a child who lost a parent to an overdose or a friend who found himself addicted to pills after a routine surgery, the opioid epidemic has infiltrated every community and every household in our state.

A justice who will fight for West Virginians

Patrick Morrisey Feb. 13, 2017, 8:02am

CHARLESTON – In late January, President Trump took an important step toward ensuring that the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the interests of the people of West Virginia.

Rooting out Medicaid fraud demands new leadership

Patrick Morrisey Jan. 24, 2017, 11:18am

CHARLESTON – Waste, fraud and abuse are rampant nationwide and West Virginia certainly is no exception.

Our fight against an unchecked bureaucracy

Patrick Morrisey Oct. 11, 2016, 8:48am

CHARLESTON — Did Congress give the EPA the power to make states like West Virginia change the way we get our electricity?

Ready for West Virginia's day in court

Patrick Morrisey Sep. 22, 2016, 12:16pm

CHARLESTON – On Sept. 27, my office will take the lead before a panel of nine judges and make our best case against President Obama’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” The Power Plan is an unlawful federal rule that forces states to stop using the most affordable, reliable form of energy — coal.

The 24/7 sobriety program: What might have been

Patrick Morrisey Aug. 16, 2016, 12:41pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s war on drugs continues to present many challenges.

Outside counsel policy ends cronyism, saves millions

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 21, 2016, 1:34pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia taxpayers deserve transparency, competitive bidding and millions of dollars in cost savings, all of which my administration delivered with its implementation of an outside counsel policy.

West Virginia's comeback begins now

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 7, 2016, 1:04pm

CHARLESTON – Historic and unprecedented. Those words illustrate West Virginia’s seismic victory recently at the U.S. Supreme Court – a victory that reverberated across the nation instilling hope in the state’s coal industry and forcing bureaucrats to think twice before using executive regulation to bring about radical change. The ruling, issued Feb. 9, immediately stopped President Obama from implementing the centerpiece of his coal-killing agenda. It limits further economic damage by freezing t

Fighting disability fraud to protect Social Security

Patrick Morrisey Feb. 9, 2016, 8:01am

CHARLESTON – A far greater percentage of West Virginians collect Social Security disability benefits than the rest of the nation. For instance, a 2011 review found 9 percent of the state’s working-age population received benefits as compared to 4.6 percent nationally. There’s no doubt many have legitimate disabilities, but such a high percentage also suggests some people may be gaming the system. Such a significant problem demands action.

Combating drug abuse on multiple fronts

Patrick Morrisey Jan. 5, 2016, 9:13am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s deadly addiction to opioid drugs gained national attention in 2015. And as the state looks toward a new year, my office seeks to combat this epidemic with a combination of enforcement, education and prevention.

Internet settlement benefits all West Virginians

Patrick Morrisey Dec. 15, 2015, 9:41am

CHARLESTON – Our recent $160 million settlement with Frontier Communications marks the largest consumer protection action of its kind in state history and represents a major step forward for improved Internet access and service for West Virginia.

Clinton agenda bad for West Virginia

Patrick Morrisey Nov. 23, 2015, 9:50am

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wrote a column presenting proposals to "help" the coalfield families and communities now suffering under the Obama Environmental Protection Agency's relentless assault on their way of life.

Why we're working to protect public meeting prayer

Patrick Morrisey Aug. 25, 2015, 9:30am

CHARLESTON – Nearly 400 years ago, a small band of men and women set out across the Atlantic Ocean to create a place where they could freely express their faith without fear of government intervention or persecution.

Continuing the fight against the EPA

Patrick Morrisey Jun. 16, 2015, 1:25pm

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia’s Attorney General, it’s my duty to stand up for the legal rights of our state and its people.

Obama's illegal coal regulations must be stopped

Patrick Morrisey Apr. 29, 2015, 8:51am

EDITOR'S NOTE: This opinion piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.