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June 17, 2014 Governor Patrick Joins with New England Governors in Massachusetts for Announcement of Regional Strategy to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic Gov. Peter Shumlin Waltham, MA
June 16, 2014 Gov. Scott Signs Legislation Banning Six New Synthetic Drugs Gov. Rick Scott Unknown
June 11, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Initiative to Combat Heroin Use Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
June 11, 2014 Gov. Cuomo: "We have a Problem with Heroin and We are Going to Do Something About It." Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
June 3, 2014 Governor, Commissioners Announce Strategic Plan To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Gov. William Haslam Nashville, TN
June 2, 2014 Statement of Governor LePage on Rise in Number of Drug-Related Deaths Gov. Paul LePage Augusta, ME
May 30, 2014 Griffin Discusses Overmedication of Foster Care Youth with Dr. Phil McGraw and Dr. Michael Naylor Tim Griffin Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Governor Tomblin Announces $1.2 Million in Justice Reinvestment Treatment Supervision Grant Awards Gov. Earl Tomblin Charleston, WV
May 21, 2014 Ensuring We Protect Vermont's Children and Support Our Families Gov. Peter Shumlin Unknown
May 21, 2014 Gov. Shumlin Calls for Immediate Steps to Ensure DCF is Better Able to Protect Children Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
May 14, 2014 Gov. Shumlin Announces Community Forum on Opiate Addiction Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
May 13, 2014 Governor McCrory Creates Task Force to Combat Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Gov. Patrick McCrory Greenville, NC
May 10, 2014 Creating Opportunity Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
April 30, 2014 Governor Finds Funding to Pay For New Drug Enforcement Agents, Judges, Prosecutors Gov. Paul LePage Augusta, ME
April 21, 2014 Gov. Scott: Drug Testing Case Continues in U.S. District Court Gov. Rick Scott Unknown
April 18, 2014 Legislature Kills Governor's Drug Crimes Bill Gov. Paul LePage Augusta, ME
April 17, 2014 Governor Christie Continues Commitment To Providing Life-Changing Drug Treatment and Addiction Services Gov. Christopher Christie Trenton, NJ
April 10, 2014 Weekly Radio Address: Investing in Wisconsin's Communities -- Combating Heroin Addiction Gov. Scott Walker Unknown
April 7, 2014 Investing in Wisconsin's Communities: Governor Scott Walker Signs H.O.P.E. Bills into Law Gov. Scott Walker Marinette
April 4, 2014 Governor Hassan Praises Federal Approval of New Treatment for Heroin and Opioid Overdose Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan Concord, NH
April 3, 2014 Governor Christie: Every Life We Save Is A Life Worthwhile Gov. Christopher Christie Sayreville, NJ
April 2, 2014 Governor Christie: Treatment Is Impossible For Someone Who's Died Gov. Christopher Christie Unknown
March 26, 2014 Governor Bryant Signs TANF Reform Measure into Law Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 21, 2014 Christie Administration Grants Waiver For EMTs To Administer Medication In Life Threatening Overdose Situations Gov. Christopher Christie Trenton, NJ
March 21, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Finding Solutions to Address the Addiction Epidemic Gov. Jack Markell Unknown
March 13, 2014 Governor Christie: The War On Drugs Hasn't Worked Gov. Christopher Christie Unknown
March 12, 2014 Mississippi Legislature Adopts TANF Reform Measure Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 12, 2014 Let's Enhance Our Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Minors Gov. Dannel Malloy Hartford, CT
March 3, 2014 Governor Susana Martinez Signs Legislation to Fight Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing Gov. Susana Martinez Roswell, NM
Feb. 27, 2014 U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company to Open New Facility in Hopkinsville; Expand Existing Operation Gov. Steven Beshear Frankfort, KY
Feb. 25, 2014 Providing A 21st Century Education Gov. Christopher Christie Trenton, NJ
Feb. 25, 2014 Governor Mary Fallin Thanks Senate Panel for Passing Bill That Cracks Down on Doctor Shopping Gov. Mary Fallin Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 24, 2014 2014 State of the State Speech Transcript Gov. John Kasich Medina, OH
Feb. 22, 2014 Gov. Fallin Calls for Increased Flexibility for States as Governors Meet in Washington Gov. Mary Fallin Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Department of Health to Award $9 Million to Groups Promoting Tobacco-Free Communities in New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
Feb. 13, 2014 Radio Address: The War on Drug Dealers: Why Getting Tough on Crime is Part of the Plan to Recovery Gov. Paul LePage Unknown
Feb. 10, 2014 Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Measures Pass Full House Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 4, 2014 2014 State of the State Address Gov. Paul LePage Unknown
Feb. 3, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Progress on State's Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
Jan. 23, 2014 Governor Tomblin Announces GACSA Progress and Recommendations Report Available Online Gov. Earl Tomblin Charleston, WV
Jan. 16, 2014 Haslam Introduces Anti-Meth Production Legislation Gov. William Haslam Nashville, TN
Jan. 15, 2014 Gov. Shumlin Outlines Balanced Budget that Promotes Job Growth and Protects Vulnerable Vermonters Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
Jan. 15, 2014 Gov. Shumlin's 2014 Budget Address Gov. Peter Shumlin Unknown
Jan. 14, 2014 Governor Chris Christie's 2014 State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery Gov. Christopher Christie Trenton, NJ
Jan. 8, 2014 Ohio Launches Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative, "Start Talking!" Gov. John Kasich Columbus, OH
Jan. 8, 2014 Gov. Shumlin's 2014 State of the State Address Gov. Peter Shumlin Unknown
Jan. 8, 2014 Governor Delivers State of the State Address Gov. Earl Tomblin Charleston, WV
Jan. 7, 2014 Governor LePage: EBT Fraud is a Real Problem Gov. Paul LePage Augusta, ME
Jan. 7, 2014 Governor Beshear's State of the Commonwealth Address Gov. Steven Beshear Unknown
Jan. 7, 2014 State of the Commonwealth Gov. Steven Beshear Unknown
Jan. 1, 2014 Gov. Shumlin: State of Our State is Strong, but Risks Ahead from Heroin and Opiate Trafficking Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
Dec. 27, 2013 Arbitration Panel Rules in Favor of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Oklahoma City, OK
Dec. 20, 2013 Governor Jindal Highlights State Police Operation Carpe Diem and Successes in Fight Against Crime Gov. Piyush Jindal Baton Rouge, LA
Dec. 17, 2013 Schools to Carry Epinephrine Injectors to Help Protect Students from Dangerous Food Allergies Gov. Rick Snyder Lansing, MI
Nov. 13, 2013 Radio Address: Drug-Dependent Newborns, a Disturbing Trend Gov. Paul LePage Unknown
Nov. 8, 2013 The Idaho Meth Project and Office of Drug Policy Host Screening of "Out of Reach" -- a Teen Filmmaker's Short Film about Medicine Abuse Gov. Clement Otter Boise, ID
Oct. 18, 2013 Governor LePage to Host Drug Crimes and Awareness Summit Gov. Paul LePage Augusta, ME
Oct. 7, 2013 Ohio Opens New Front in the Fight Against Opiate Abuse Gov. John Kasich Columbus, OH
Sept. 17, 2013 Governor Tomblin Announces Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant Gov. Earl Tomblin Charleston, WV
Aug. 27, 2013 Governor Signs Bills to Fight Meth Production Gov. Jack Markell Unknown
Aug. 25, 2013 The Washington Times - McCrory Does Not Fear Critics or His Party on Matters of Principle Gov. Patrick McCrory Wake Forest, NC
Aug. 22, 2013 Governor McCrory Calls for General Assembly to Reconvene for a September Session Gov. Patrick McCrory Unknown
Aug. 19, 2013 The Wilson Times - Editorial: Drug Tests' Dubious Savings Gov. Patrick McCrory Unknown
Aug. 15, 2013 Governor McCrory Vetoes Drug Testing But Mandates Sharing Criminal Information For Work First Applicants Gov. Patrick McCrory Raleigh, NC
Aug. 13, 2013 ov. Nixon Visits Warrensburg Senior Center to Discuss his Veto of a $200 million Sales Tax Increase on Missourians Who Need Prescription Drugs Gov. Jeremiah Nixon Warrensburg, MO
Aug. 5, 2013 Governor Bentley Signs Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion Bills Gov. Robert Bentley Montgomery, AL
July 31, 2013 Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs Law Banning Synthetic Drugs Gov. Steven Beshear Hopkinsville, KY
July 26, 2013 Gov. Nixon and Education Leaders Discuss Negative Impact of House Bill 253 on Missouri Schools Gov. Jeremiah Nixon New Madrid, MO
July 25, 2013 One Year In, Landmark Prescription Drug Bill Shows Huge Impact Gov. Steven Beshear Frankfort, KY
July 23, 2013 Governor's Signature Reins in Medication Costs for Serious Health Conditions Gov. Jack Markell Wilmington, DE
July 2, 2013 Governor Markell Signs Good Samaritan Bill to Prevent Overdose Deaths Gov. Jack Markell Wilmington, DE
June 20, 2013 Governor Jindal Signs Legislation to Lower Recidivism Rates, Reduce Louisiana's Prison Population Gov. Piyush Jindal Baton Rouge, LA
June 10, 2013 Governor Susana Martinez Announces New Program Targeting Teen Drug and Alcohol Dependency Gov. Susana Martinez Albuquerque, NM
June 5, 2013 Gov. Shumlin Signs New Law Cracking Down on Abuse of Prescription and Other Drugs Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
May 30, 2013 Governor Tomblin Praises Achievements of Established Drug Court Gov. Earl Tomblin Wellsburg, WV
May 29, 2013 Governor Rick Scott Applauds Circuit Court's Reversal of Drug Testing Injunction Gov. Rick Scott Unknown
May 2, 2013 Governor Christie With Jon Bon Jovi: A Life Saved From Drug Abuse Can Be A Life Restored Gov. Christopher Christie Unknown
May 2, 2013 Governor Chris Christie Signs Bipartisan Overdose Protection Act Into Law Gov. Christopher Christie Trenton, NJ
April 29, 2013 Dalrymple Signs Bill to Strengthen Law Against Drunk Driving Gov. Jack Dalrymple Bismarck, ND
April 26, 2013 Governor Susana Martinez Encourages New Mexicans to Participate in DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Gov. Susana Martinez Santa Fe, NM
April 25, 2013 Gov. Beshear Announces Kentucky to Take Part in Rx Drug Take-Back Gov. Steven Beshear Frankfort, KY
April 25, 2013 Gov. Scott Signs Legislation Banning New Synthetic Drugs Gov. Rick Scott Unknown
April 24, 2013 Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
April 23, 2013 Deal Signs Bill to Strengthen Public Safety on Georgia's Waterways Gov. Nathan Deal Unknown
April 16, 2013 Governor Jay Inslee and Bipartisan Group of Legislators Urge Tougher DUI Laws Gov. Jay Inslee Unknown
April 5, 2013 Gov. Beshear Allows Hemp Bill to Become Law Gov. Steven Beshear Frankfort, KY
March 12, 2013 Gov. Fallin Praises Lawmakers for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Measures Gov. Mary Fallin Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 26, 2013 Governor Chris Christie's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Address As Prepared for Delivery Gov. Christopher Christie Trenton, NJ
Feb. 26, 2013 Governor Scott: We Will Appeal Welfare Drug Testing to Supreme Court Gov. Rick Scott Unknown
Jan. 15, 2013 2013 New Mexico State of the State Gov. Susana Martinez Santa Fe, NM
Jan. 9, 2013 2013 New York State of the State Address Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
Dec. 28, 2012 Snyder signs consolidation of local substance abuse agencies with mental health services; also signs 29 other bills into law and vetoes three others Gov. Rick Snyder Lansing, MI
Oct. 16, 2012 Gov. Beshear: New Prescription Abuse Laws Driving Pill Mills Out of Business, Investigations of Overprescribers Launched Gov. Steven Beshear Frankfort, KY
Sept. 28, 2012 Governor Tomblin Supports Prescription Drug Take Back Events Across the State Gov. Earl Tomblin Charleston, WV
Sept. 26, 2012 Gov. Beshear Visits Trilogy Recovery Center for Women, Announces Continued Funding for the Facility Gov. Steven Beshear Hopkinsville, KY
Sept. 21, 2012 Kentucky Selected to Participate in National Prescription Drug Abuse Initiative Gov. Steven Beshear Unknown
Sept. 6, 2012 Gov. Shumlin: State Cracks Down on Dangerous Drugs Commonly Known as 'Bath Salts' Gov. Peter Shumlin Montpelier, VT
Aug. 23, 2012 Governor Tomblin Unveils Plan to Fight Substance Abuse Epidemic Gov. Earl Tomblin Unknown
Aug. 7, 2012 Governor Cuomo Announces State Makes it Illegal to Sell or Possess Bath Salts or Synthetic Drugs Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, NY
July 24, 2012 Landmark Prescription Drug Bill Takes Effect; Gov. Beshear Praises Full Throttle Attack on Prescription Abuse Gov. Steven Beshear Frankfort, KY
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