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Leah Vukmir on Drugs

 

 


More law enforcement grants to prevent drug flow into WI

State Sen. Leah Vukmir and state Rep. John Nygren released legislation that would give law enforcement more tools to address the heroin and opioid epidemic facing Wisconsin:

"As a member of Governor Walker's Task Force on Opioid Abuse, I am pleased to join my colleagues as we unveil legislation that builds on the Legislature's efforts to combat opioid abuse in Wisconsin," said Vukmir who has more than 20 years' experience as a nurse practitioner. "It is critical that our communities have the tools necessary to combat the rising problems that stem from heroin abuse."

The legislation focuses on providing law enforcement training grants targeted at preventing drug flow into Wisconsin, offers funding for programming to prevent substance abuse, and gives grants to counties for medical-assisted treatment. This legislation will strengthen our law enforcement efforts and save lives. Additionally, the bill creates regional drug prosecutors to assist local District Attorney's prosecuting drug crimes.

Source: Urban Milwaukee on 2018 Wisconsin Senate race , Jan 19, 2018

Opposes stronger penalties for drunk driving

The debate provided a rare chance to see Vukmir at a non-scripted event and on the same stage with her opponent. She has campaigned door-to-door in her district, but has mostly avoided debates, press events and interviews.

The debate questions, presented by two panelists, covered a wide range of issues, including clean energy (he's for it, she's against it), high-speed rail (he's for it, she's against it) and stronger penalties for drunk driving (he's for them, she's against them).

Source: Wisconsin Gazette on 2018 Wisconsin State Senate debate , Oct 20, 2010

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