Governor Provides Additional $2 million in Supplemental Budget for Heroin Treatment

Governor Larry Hogan has included an additional $2 million in general funds to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in his second supplemental budget for FY16 to be used to expand substance abuse treatment programs for individuals addicted to heroin. As announced in the press release:

“I’d like to acknowledge the hard work of the Senate and the House on this budget,” said Governor Hogan. “The items in this supplemental budget provide the necessary funding for education, public safety, heroin addiction and tax relief measures that the people of Maryland deserve. We still have much more to do, but as we draw closer to the end of the legislative session, I look forward to working with the conference committee to reach a final budget that addresses the concerns of all hardworking Marylanders.”

Supplemental Budget No. 2 Coverage and Documents:

Governor Hogan Introduces Second Supplemental Budget

Supplemental Budget No. 2 – FY 2016

Department of Legislative Services Analysis of Supplemental Budget No. 2

For more information on supplemental budget, view previous coverage on Conduit Street.