|By Elaine Blaisdell, Cumberland Times-News, Md.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
In the Eastern Panhandle of
the state because they can really vary," said Morrisey. "Then we can target our consumer education efforts accordingly. We try to be very aggressive identifying scams in a particular region of the state. The best way to help people is to identify the scam before it runs wild."
The Eastern Panhandle was hit pretty hard during the 2008 mortgage crisis and during that time different types of mortgage insurance and quick fix scams arose, according to Morrisey.
"Anytime you have a lot of news in a particular area, like the mortgage crisis, you tend to see scams arise. We know there were a lot of people affected in
If a consumer feels like the consumer protection laws have been violated, complaints can be filed with the
"We try to have multiple ways for people to file consumer complaints and have the ability communicate with someone in state government," said Morrisey. "It's always important to have people in the field who are communicating with constituents, trying to solve as many problems as possible."
Morrisey said in order to bring more jobs into the area, the state needs to create a more dynamic business climate.
"I've been a strong advocate for tax and regulatory tax and regulatory and educational reform. That certainly would be very benefical to
Completing Corridor H is still very much a priority on Morrissey's list. The 130-mile highway, once complete, will connect
"Corridor H is very important because it can link a central part of the state, not only with the Eastern Panhandle but it provides a pipeline to the Eastern part of
Last year during a Jobs Summit town hall in
"I've had number of conversations with people to see what we can do to push that forward. We stand very strongly behind efforts to complete Corridor H early and we are wanting to use the full weight of our office to help anyone make that happen," said Morrisey. "Having a well defined transportation infrastructure is critical for the future of
There have been a total of 37 town hall meetings held throughout the state and they will begin again in a few months in
"I'm a big believer that we don't leave any county behind.
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