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New attorney general presents 17-point plan

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Election Day came and went, but newly-elected politicians have some downtime before the new term starts in January. But some politicians wasted no time mapping out their plans.

Patrick Morrisey held a press conference outside the state capitol Thursday afternoon. The attorney general elect unveiled his 17-point plan to improve operations within his new office.

Morrisey outlined his agenda for the first 100 days in office, discussing everything from protecting jobs to consumers, all while keeping ethics and integrity in tact.

"Our state has so much wonderful potential, and part of the reason why I ran for office, I thought a strong attorney general could really get the best out of our beautiful state," Morrisey said later that same day.

Morrisey is a New Jersey native who moved to Harpers Ferry in 2006.

McGraw was elected in 1992 and just finished his fifth term as attorney general. Some of the criticism surrounding McGraw's administration include not suing the Obama administration enough--especially over issues like health care repeal and environmental law.

13News asked people what they thought about specific points in Morrisey's plan:

On the job summit, which would aim to review regulations that halt the creation of jobs and the growth of businesses:

"What's more crooked than a politician?" said Frank Sutherland, a construction worker. "I'd like to get somebody who is going to get us into some work because I feel like we're in a drought."

On tackling EPA regulations; Morrisey said he'll choose which lawsuits the state should bring against the federal government. This issue really speaks to those who work in the coal industry.

"I think he's really playing his angle because I think he knows people really want coal back," said Destiny Torres, a shopper at Charleston Town Center.

"If we don't have coal produced in this state, nothing's gonna happen," Sutherland said. "I'm a construction worker, and I'm not going to have no work because the coal miners won't have enough money to have work done on their house."

And eliminating self-promoting trinkets (i.e. pens, stickers, etc.)

"They take our tax dollars to do unnecessary spending instead of spending on stuff we need, like education and fixing the highways," said David Simmons, a shopper at Charleston Town Center.

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