WASHINGTON – Congressman Evan Jenkins (W.Va.-3), is concerned that West Virginians in the economically devastated coal areas need economic incentives for new businesses to invest in those areas. He has re-introduced CORE, a bill to help attract new businesses.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced the state’s involvement in a $591 million settlement with Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation into consumer usage of the wire transfer service to send money in a wide variety of third-party scams. Approximately 2,300 consumers living in West Virginia are eligible for refunds totaling $2.9 million.
WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.
CHARLESTON – Brian Abraham, a West Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, has been appointed as general counsel for Gov. Jim Justice. In this role, Abraham will be the governor’s top legal adviser.