Last week, Morrisey held a news conference to announce the start of his "jobs summit listening tour." Earlier this week, he put out a news release to announce plans to partner with the state Division of Protective Services on "National Drug Take-back Day" on Saturday -- which he listed as an "action taken" to meet the prescription drug abuse goal.
He previously sent a letter -- along with attorneys general in 47 states -- to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking the agency to take steps to make general pain pills harder to abuse.
As part of that same goal, Morrisey promised to "request new prosecutorial authority" from the Legislature to crack down on prescription drug abuse.
But Morrisey didn't make that request -- to Senate President Jeff Kessler and House Speaker Rick Thompson -- until April 11, two days before the legislative session ended, according to a letter released in his 279-page progress report titled "Promises Made, Promises Kept."
In the same April 11 letter, Morrisey also asks for "expanded authority" to crack down on election fraud -- promise number 13 in his 17-point plan.
Morrisey's promise to "educate West Virginians on health care" also was seemingly addressed within the past week. Morrisey said his office teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Resources to co-host a town-hall meeting on Medicare last Friday.
His 100th day on the job was Tuesday.
At Wednesday's news conference, Morrisey said "there's nothing like a deadline" to get things done.
"The goals we set many months ago were aggressive and viewed by some to be impossible, but the office has taken significant steps to tackle each point," Morrisey said. "Obviously, some of these issues cannot be completed in 100 days or even four years, but by taking these 17 steps now and continuing to work toward solutions for the remainder of my term, we will be able to see substantive changes in not only the Office of the Attorney General, but the state as a whole."
In his final promise in the 17-point plan, Morrisey said he would determine whether to take disciplinary action against any office employees for past unethical behavior. Wednesday's report said Morrisey's office was conducting an internal audit, and he would consider "potential discipline" after the review is completed.
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