The incoming attorney general also plans to target President Obama's health-care reform law. Morrisey said "Obamacare" would damage West Virginia's economy.
"I'm going to work hard to ensure that the bad parts of Obamacare don't go into effect," he said. "We want to make sure health care gets reformed the right way."
During Thursday's news conference, Morrisey denied rumors that he plans to gut the attorney general's Consumer Protection Division, which has filed numerous lawsuits against unscrupulous businesses and secured millions of dollars in refunds for West Virginians in recent years.
Morrisey said any talk that he plans to scale back consumer protection is "fictional."
"I know there's a lot of good work being done by employees in Consumer Protection," he said. "I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater."
However, Morrisey said, he likely will reduce some Consumer Protection Division expenses. Morrisey alleged that McGraw has used the division as a campaign advertising tool -- promoting his name and office under the guise of "consumer education." Morrisey plans to enact a ban on all "broad-based office advertising" for at least six months before the next election.
Morrisey also said he will bar "self-promoting" trinkets -- pens, pencils, magnets -- emblazoned with the attorney general's name. He criticized McGraw for such practices during the campaign.
"There won't be any trinkets with my name on them," Morrisey said.
Since being elected, Morrisey said, he has spoken with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's chief of staff, Rob Alsop, and representatives of Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the state Ethics Commission and McGraw's office.
He said he plans to announce his transition team next week and hold a series of news conferences over the next several months. He promised that the Attorney General's Office will be more "transparent" under his watch.
"The election is over," Morrisey said. "It's time for us to govern."
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