When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf brings his message on combating the opioid epidemic to a joint session of the state legislature Wednesday, he will be speaking to a group that for the most part is already aware of the issue.
“They’re all fed up with this,” said State Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver, Greene, Washington) of her constituents. “It’s a scourge and they know that we have to all stand together and try every angle we possibly can.”
Last year, more than 3,000 Pennsylvanians died of an opioid overdose including 424 in Allegheny County.