REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR'S ASSOCIATION: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Signs New Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis

GOP Governor Scott Walker is taking major action to combat the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. Today, Governor Walker signed two new bills into law as part of the state’s Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education agenda that increase funding for drug-related law enforcement and require proof of continuing education for medical personnel. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: In First Raid, New Opioid Task Force Seizes $2.5 Million worth of Meth and $22,000 in Marijuana, Heroin and Other Narcotics

Just two weeks after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department was forming a new Joint Task Force (JTF) to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country, the Secretary announced the JTF's first raid seized 49 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2.5 million and more than $20,000 worth of marijuana, plus smaller amounts of heroin, and other narcotics. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: D.C. VA Medical Center Demonstrates Significant Improvement: VA Makes System-Wide Enhancements to Prevent Future Issues

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) outlined a series of major improvements undertaken at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center (DCVAMC) in the 11 months since the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an interim report critical of the medical center. Read More »

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