Opioid Settlement Money to Go to Cities, Counties

House Appropriations and Budget Chair Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, commented on the release of almost $23 million in opioid settlement funds that will go to municipalities and counties throughout Oklahoma that have been impacted by the crisis of opioid addiction.

The funds are from settlements reached by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter with opioid manufacturers. They will be administered through grants established by legislation passed and signed into law this year.

“I wanted to let our municipalities and counties know that monetary relief to help them combat the ravaging effects of opioid addiction among their community members is close at hand,” Wallace said. “Legislation we were able to get signed into law this year will help establish the parameters of how this funding will be awarded in a way to best serve those communities most affected.”







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