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Wisconsin Could See Over $400 Million From Opioid Settlement

Thursday, December 30th, 2021 -- 10:00 AM

(Bob Hague, WRN) Attorney General Josh Kaul says, pending approval by opioid distributors and local governments around the country, Wisconsin could see some 420 million dollars from an opioid settlement next year.

“And if that happens, Wisconsin will begin to start seeing resources next year. Some will go to the Department of Health Services, and others resources will go to local and county governments, for the purposes of abating the opioid epidemic."

"Right now if you look across several different investigations and cases going on, Wisconsin is in line to recover about half of a billion dollars. And the vast majority of those funds will be going to communities across the state, to help with the opioid epidemic.”

In a year-end interview the Democratic AG, who is running for reelection, said combating opioid addiction has been a priority of his time in office.

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