NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Senator Richard Blumenthal took to the New Haven Green Monday to discuss the opioid bill that was passed.
The opioid bill is a wide-ranging bill for about $1.5 billion. It's going to bring millions of dollars into Connecticut to go towards treatment, more Narcan, and for police training.
Trump, Oct. 2: This guy lied about his service. He didn’t just say, “Gee, I was in the service.” No. He said, “I was in the Marines. Da Nang Province. Soldiers dying left and right as we battled up the hill.” This went on for 15 years when he was the attorney general of Connecticut. I thought he was a great war hero. And then it turned out he was never in Vietnam. He was in the Reserves. And I watched him two days ago. I watched him saying, “We need the truth. If we don’t have” — and here’s a guy who was saying people were dying all around him and he was never there. And then he cried. When they caught him, he cried like a baby. … And the reason he got elected is because in Connecticut it’s impossible for a Republican to get elected. And I did well there. But you can’t. He actually gave up the race. You’d thought he lost. You remember that? He, sort of, gave — he stopped campaigning. It was over. And then he won by three points.
The bill included funding for treatment recovery coaches and drug take back programs, and it established best practices and standards as they relate to sober houses.
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Another portion of the bill mandates the U.S. Postal service to collect data of any drugs being mailed into the U.S. from other countries.
This stems from the mid-August emergency on the New Haven Green where more than 100 overdose victims were transported to local hospitals after a dangerous K2 synthetic was handed out on the street.
Senator Blumenthal credited local first responders for the role they played in saving lives on the green that day. The first responders said this legislation will make a difference.
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