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Associations share joint appreciation for DeWine’s support of local governments regarding opiate lawsuit settlement dollars

COLUMBUS, Ohio – “We greatly appreciate Gov. Mike DeWine’s statement regarding opiate lawsuit settlement dollars going directly to counties and municipalities,” said the County Commissioners Association, the Ohio Municipal League, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association and the Ohio State Coroners Association in a joint statement. DeWine has said it would be a “serious mistake” to require opioid lawsuit settlement money to go to the state instead of directly to local governments.

“Local governments continue to appreciate working with the DeWine Administration,” the associations said.

State associations were concerned yesterday by Attorney General Dave Yost’s comments and his proposal to usurp local authorities and potentially redirect those settlement dollars to the state.