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Walz, Johnson diverge on how to pay for opioid fight

 

September 14, 2018



ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – The two major-party candidates for governor disagreed Thursday about how the state should tackle the opioid epidemic, an issue of growing concern for county leaders worried about the increasing burden on local budgets of preventing and treating addiction.

At an Association of Minnesota Counties conference in Alexandria, Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz said he'd pick up the push for a "penny a pill" proposal that would require pharmaceutical companies to pay a fee for the opioids they sell. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers unsuccessfully pursued that in this year's legislative session.

http://www.startribune.com/tim-walz-says-he-ll-work-with-minnesota-counties/493161711/

 

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