…opioid settlement funds… Oregon communities
Approximately five Oregonians die every week from an opioid overdose.
Currently, funds from the settlements will be divided amongst local governments and the state, with the latter receiving a smaller portion at 45%. This wasn’t always the case. The state originally intended to keep 85% to have more centralized control, but Lane and other counties pushed back.
Original Article (OPB):
What opioid settlement funds will mean for Oregon communities
Artwork Fair Use: Oregon Department of Transportation