RELEASE: Senate Democrats Announce RESCUE Act Legislation to Step Up Fight on Opioids

CONCORD- Today, the New Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus announced legislation called the RESCUE (Responding Effectively to a Severe Crisis Using Emergency funds) Act, aimed at aggressively ramping up the fight on opioids in the state. The bill would allow the governor or legislature to dedicate 10% of the Rainy Day Fund, approximately $10 million in additional resources, to combat the opioid crisis. The RESCUE Act permits the governor or legislature to declare an in-state Public Health Emergency and allocate 10% to fund action around the declaration. If passed, RESCUE would provide more-than-triple the investment in the opioid fight as compared to the revenue the state receives from the a

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