- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf will ask lawmakers for another $10 million to help save the lives of people overdosing on heroin or prescription drugs.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday that he wants the money to help law enforcement agencies and first responders buy the overdose antidote naloxone.

Grants would be available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Wolf will make the request in the budget proposal he submits to the Legislature next week for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The money could pay for hundreds of thousands doses of naloxone. Kits can start at $20.

Wolf’s administration has worked to make naloxone more available around Pennsylvania and says more than 2,300 opioid overdoses have been reversed by first responders in Pennsylvania since November 2014.

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