ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Announces Ethics Reforms
Reported by: Mamie Buoy
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 11, 2013 4:54 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 13, 2013 1:28 PM EST
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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is moving forward with changes to his department, announcing his package of comprehensive ethics reforms.
The elimination of self promotional items, including trinkets and advertising that waste taxpayers' money is a major part of Morrisey's 17-point plan. Morrisey said Monday that state government as a whole should hold itself to a higher standard when it comes to the use of West Virginians' tax dollars.
"This is a very serious issue. Our office is going to take ethics very seriously," Morrisey said. "All the problems of the past have come to an end. I want to make sure taxpayer money is spent the right way."
In other matters, Morrisey said he plans to sue the EPA regarding environmental and job killing regulations. He mailed a letter to President Barack Obama detailing his concerns for the coal industry.
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