Opioid Bills Headed To The Govenror's Desk

Dec 14, 2017
Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The governor has a stack of bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis headed to his desk. Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday. 

Courtesy of #LookBeyond Campaign

Kalamazoo WRAPS Project Director Michelle Houtrow says organizers wanted to launch an anti-stigma campaign, but after meeting with focus groups decided to call it a stigma free campaign.

Michigan House Republicans

(MPRN-Lansing) There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House today as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says more needs to be done to curb the abuse of opioids and heroin in Michigan. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) If you want to call 911 to report an overdose, you could soon be able to do that without fear of prosecution for drug possession.