As Ohio works to combat opioid epidemic, Brown slams proposed budget cuts to federal prevention, treatment programs

Administration’s Budget Proposes Nearly $400 Million in Cuts to Programs That Work to Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2017 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) criticized President Trump’s proposed budget for cutting or maintaining current levels of federal funding for various programs working to address the opioid epidemic, even as opioid overdose deaths continue to rise.

Brown Statement on President Trump’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today blasted President Trump’s budget saying it will leave communities strapped for needed resources to support working Ohio families.

New BCI Crime Laboratory Unveiled in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, May 23, 2017— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined officials from Clark County and the city of Springfield to unveil a new Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) crime laboratory.

New Task Force Formed to Fight

CLEVELAND, May 26, 2017 — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis, and Independence Police Chief Michael Kilbane today announced the formation of a new task force that will work to fight human trafficking in northeast Ohio.