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Opioid epidemic gets $50 million treatment

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s opioid crisis has educators and lawmakers proposing cutting edge measures to the combat the growing problem. Indiana University is investing $50 million in a project to reduce addiction while Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, wants tougher criminal penalties. “We’re attacking this epidemic on all fronts,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Mike Bohacek, ready to represent

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS – As a freshman legislator, the main focus for Sen. Mike Bohacek, R-Michiana Shores is making sure his district’s needs and interests are being well represented in the Statehouse. Bohacek said many people in his district have an opioid abuse problem. He hopes to address that problem […]