How Millennials Are Helping to Fight The Opioid Epidemic In New Hampshire

December 4, 2017
Updated 3mo ago

New Hampshire was one of the first states to be hit hard by opioid addiction. Governor Chris Sununu (R) shares how he is enlisting millennials to help craft policy and fight back against the state's opioid problem.

Part of the issue facing recovering addicts in the state is the relatively low rate of unemployment, which makes it difficult for them to find and maintain stable employment. To fix the issue, Gov. Sununu launched the Recovery Friendly Workplaces Initiative. He explains how the program is a "win-win," both for people recovering from addiction, and for businesses.

Governor Sununu also weighs in on the tax bill that passed the Senate last Friday. He says he thinks overall it's a good plan, but that some changes need to be made. Specifically, Governor Sununu says deductions for student debt need to be included.