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March 9, 2016

WV Governor Signs AG Outside Counsel Bill into Law

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill that will codify into law Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s outside counsel policy. 

The law will create “bidding and qualifications procedures for the Attorney General’s office hiring of outside counsel,” reports the West Virginia Record.

“By codifying my outside counsel policy we make permanent good government spending limits that will save taxpayers millions of dollars for years to come,” Morrisey said in a statement. “It eliminates the ‘friends and family plan,’ enhances transparency and ensures that taxpayers get better value for the legal services provided to the state. 

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