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West Virginia Attorney General, state representative talk education, opioid epidemic, green new deal in townhall meeting

By Breanna Francis, The Journal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With a promise to fight for West Virginians statewide, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and state Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, hosted a town hall meeting with residents of the Eastern Panhandle to discuss education, the opioid epidemic and the possible impact of the Green New Deal on the Mountain State.

Held in one of Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport’s hangars to accommodate social distancing, Morrisey and Rucker provided citizens in attendance with an update on several state legislative matters regarding education, as well as the current court cases being handled or soon-to-be addressed by the Attorney General’s Office.

“Every day, we have to defend either a state law that’s passed, or we might be challenging the federal government when they’re filing against the Constitution or its regulations,” Morrisey said. “We need more avenues to express the meaning, the vision that came through the Declaration of Independence, that came through the U.S. Constitution and through the West Virignia Constitution. We have to get that message out, and I think that the Legislature has accomplished that, and that’s why I’m very proud to stand and defend that work.” …

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