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W.Va. AG outlines first 100 days in office

Apr. 24, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is touting his office’s accomplishments in its first 100 days into his term, saying he’s giving his staff a grade of B-plus for its work.

Morrisey released a 279-page report Wednesday outlining progress on work toward meeting 17 goals that he set during his 2012 run for office. Morrisey defeated longtime Attorney General Darrell McGraw in November.

Among the goals were tackling prescription drug abuse, changing how settlement money should be spent, and working with the state Department of Environmental Protection on what he considered the negative impact of overreach by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Morrisey says he won’t give his office an “A” grade until meaningful improvements are made in the state’s economic climate.