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Gov. Polis visiting Southern Colorado to sign several bills

Posted at 7:43 AM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 09:43:07-04

Governor Jared Polis is making his way through Southern Colorado today. He’s scheduled to make several stops in Pueblo for bill signing ceremonies.

His first stop will be at Crossroads Treatment Center. He’s signing multiple bills aimed at combating the substance abuse problem in our state.

These bills will provide more opportunities for treatment. One of the bills aims to fight the growing opioid epidemic crisis by expanding a pilot program in Pueblo. The program will now be offered in surrounding counties and receive additional resources. Currently, the Pueblo clinic sees roughly 250 patients every day.

Later today, he’ll sign a bill increasing access to treatment for opioids and substance use disorders.

They’ll also visit Milberger Farms, to sign a bill paying school districts to include local produce in lunches.The grant program reimburses participating districts for the amount of Colorado food that they purchased that school year.

He’s also signing a bill that will provide tuition assistance for the families of fallen and missing service members.