Priorities and Issues
When 1 out of every 6 people has prescriptions for anti-depressants, it is easy to understand why the Opioid Crisis has taken hold in America. Additionally, study after study has shown that addictions to prescription painkillers lead to addictions to a more lethal drug, like heroin and crystal meth. The crisis has also put enormous burdens on our county jails and healthcare facilities. As a State Senator, I will work with representatives from the federal government to extend and expand federal grants that will assist districts and rural counties to address the opioid epidemic. We can do better, and when I am in office, we will do better!
What should the State Senate do to address this issue? Let me hear your voice, your concerns, and your ideas. My priority is to serve and be responsive.
Your perspective on this issue is important to make sure the State Senate finds solutions that work for all of us.
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