State Rep. Peter Barca
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Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session

“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response.”

By - Jan 5th, 2017 02:09 pm

MADISON – The following is a statement from Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca responding to Gov. Scott Walker’s special session and executive orders concerning opioid abuse:

“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response. I hope the committees will collect input from those who know this issue firsthand—from law enforcement, to educators, to medical professionals—as this will help us address this crisis in the most comprehensive manner possible.

“The urgency of this special session is warranted, and I hope Gov. Walker takes the same approach to other incredibly significant issues facing Wisconsin families right now, including rebuilding the most diminished middle class in the country. As elected officials, we need to do everything we can to address those who are hurting.”

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