MADISON, WI – The Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance, State Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) released the following statement today regarding the Opioid Settlement Plan:

“Fighting the opioid epidemic has been a priority for Wisconsin Republicans for over a decade. We remain committed to ensuring our communities have the resources they need to help those with opioid use disorders and their families.

“We have been working with stakeholders to ensure that we are investing in impactful programs without duplicating our efforts.

“We will swiftly improve the plan to promptly distribute these funds to help combat the opioid crisis that continues to ravage our state.”

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