Oregon lawmakers begin ‘urgent’ effort to address the state’s addiction crisis

Posted on AllSides October 18th, 2023
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Oregon lawmakers say they’re serious about tackling Oregon’s addiction crisis — from stanching the supply of fentanyl on city streets to reducing Oregonians’ demand for drugs. That urgent response got off to a slow start Wednesday, as a new joint legislative committee held its first hearing in what leaders say will be a yearslong effort. “We’re here today because the current state of the drug crisis in Oregon is unacceptable,” said state Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber, D-Portland, co-chair of the new Joint Committee on Addiction and Community Safety Response....

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