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State attorney general to visit southern WV

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today he will host town hall meetings in Monroe and Summers counties next week.
 
The Monroe County town hall event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Monroe County Courthouse, which is located at 350 Main St. in Union. Later that evening, Attorney General Morrisey will host a town hall event in Summers County. That meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Summers County Senior Center, which is located at 120 Second Ave. in Hinton. Both events are open to the public.
 
The town hall meetings are designed to give Attorney General Morrisey an opportunity to hear first-hand from local residents, employers and community leaders about the challenges they face when trying to start or expand a business, grow the economy or create new opportunities.
 
"Summers and Monroe counties, like many other West Virginia counties, have faced some difficult economic challenges in recent years. These town hall meetings are designed to give local residents a forum to discuss the challenges they face and learn how the Attorney General's Office may help to address some of those barriers," Morrisey stated.
 
"Economic growth is not a Democrat versus Republican issue, and helping to expand the economy in Monroe and Summers counties should not be a partisan issue, either," he added. "That's why we hope everyone will come to these town hall meetings to share thoughts, ideas and concerns they have."
 
The town hall meeting is part of a statewide listening tour the Office of the Attorney General announced earlier this year. So far, Attorney General Morrisey has hosted 30 town hall meetings in counties throughout the state. During those events, he's answered questions and talked with citizens about how the Office can play a role in improving West Virginia's business climate.
"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."

Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by contacting the Office at 304-558-2021 or by e-mailing communications@wvago.gov.
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