Finch calls for funding to battle heroin crisis

SPRINGPORT – Flanked by recovering survivors, public health advocates and his Assembly Republican colleagues, Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) has issued a forceful call to fund new, comprehensive treatment programs to combat the heroin epidemic, the terrible scourge that has claimed two dozen lives in Cayuga County alone over the past fourteen months.

At a press conference held Monday, Finch’s Assembly Republican Conference unveiled a report generated by their Task Force on Heroin Addiction and Community Response. Members of the statewide task force heard testimony from local officials, law enforcement, health care providers and recovering addicts and their families.

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