WED PM Update: Evers signs opioid settlement bill; Senate debating state budget

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-- Gov. Tony Evers today approved a bill to give the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee final say over opioid lawsuit settlements despite his concern that at least part of the measure is unconstitutional.
The bill puts in place guidelines on how the state should handle lawsuit settlements from opioid manufacturers. It would also require 30 percent of the settlements to go to state coffers, with the remaining 70 percent split between local governments.
Evers said giving the Legislature authority to approve settlements reac...

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