Cumberland Times-News

January 10, 2014

Delegate plans legislation to protect whistleblowers

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— With legislative proposals (and additional amendments to those proposals) soon forthcoming to attempt to eliminate fraud and abuse in West Virginia purchasing and administrative practices and culture, I also will be reintroducing a legislative proposal to enhance "Whistle-Blower" protections for those brave employees who discover and report government mismanagement. (see HB 2557, 2013 Session).

Penalties for government fraud and abuse should be both stringent and swift.

Delegate Larry D. Kump

W.Va. District 59

Berkeley-Morgan counties

(Eastern Panhandle)

Falling Waters, W.Va.