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Opioid Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Education

Wisconsin has been a leader in fighting the nationwide opioid abuse crisis. In response to Wisconsin’s opioid overdose epidemic, Gov. Scott Walker created the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse. The Task Force, chaired by Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, meets regularly, hears from stakeholders, and reports policy recommendations to the governor and legislature. Nygren has led the legislative effort to combat Wisconsin’s opioid epidemic with his Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) agenda starting in the 2013-14 session and continuing into 2018.

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Last Update
Nov. 13, 2019

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Monitoring

2019-2021 State Budget

Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law the 2019-21 state budget. The governor issued a partial veto, changing 78 provisions as passed by the Legislature.

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Last Update
Jul. 3, 2019

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Monitoring

2018 Election

Offices to be elected include one U.S. Senate seat, all eight U.S. Congressional seats, governor, attorney general, odd state Senate districts, and all state Assembly districts.

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Last Update
Nov. 7, 2018

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Monitoring

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