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Hogan agrees to spend $2 million to fight heroin
Hogan agrees to spend $2 million to fight heroin

Gov. Larry Hogan committed Thursday to spending $2 million to fight heroin addiction, the first time he has agreed to spend any of a $200 million pot of cash that has stirred discord in Annapolis. The governor campaigned on addressing Maryland's growing crisis of heroin deaths. In a wide-ranging interview with a regional press association Thursday, he said he would spend the sum set aside by lawmakers for heroin treatment. "It's an emergency facing our state," said Hogan, a Republican. "It's tearing apart families and communities." His comments follow two weeks of calls by Democrats and others for the governor to commit to spending $200 million the...