Latest Patrick Morrisey News

W.Va. announces $147M opioid settlement with CVS, Walmart

Sep. 20, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies' roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the country's most impacted state,...

Supreme Court climate ruling could impact nuclear waste case

Aug. 29, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on climate change could have implications for a range of other issues, including a case involving nuclear waste storage and a proposal requiring companies to disclose how climate risk affects their businesses, advocates across the political...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 19, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Fighting robocalls: W.Va. joins important task force Robocalls are unwanted and unsolicited phone calls that area residents deal with on a regular basis. Despite a number of laws passed in recent years to curtail...

West Virginia court to hear appeal of school voucher ruling

Aug. 18, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled arguments for this fall in the appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down a state-sponsored education voucher program. The justices refused a request by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to stay a...

WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue

Aug. 15, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the...

Dems: Abortion access question should be put to W.Va. voters

Aug. 12, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democrats want voters to be able to decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The call comes after residents in Kansas, another state with a GOP-controlled Legislature, rejected a ballot measure earlier this month...

WVa AG reaches settlement with Rite Aid over opioid supply

Aug. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a settlement with Rite Aid that may total up to $30 million in a lawsuit alleging oversupply of opioids at pharmacies in the state, he said Thursday. “Money will not bring back the lives...

Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions. A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women’s...

W.Va. House passes sweeping ban criminalizing abortion

Jul. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-dominated House of Delegates passed a sweeping abortion ban Wednesday that makes providing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The measure, which now heads to the Senate for consideration, includes...

Judge halts horse racing authority enforcement in La., W.Va.

Jul. 26, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

A federal judge said Tuesday a national horse racing authority cannot enforce its rules in Louisiana and West Virginia while a lawsuit challenging the organization is in court. In granting a preliminary injunction, Western District of Louisiana Judge Terry Doughty said the...