- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s Democratic U.S. Senators are urging President Donald Trump’s administration to provide more money for the state’s ongoing opioid crisis.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan write in a Wednesday letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price that a formula determining how much money states get should be re-tooled. The letter says New Hampshire is getting just $3 million out of a total $500 million because the formula is based on total mortality rather than per capita deaths.

The senators write, “As President Trump recognized on the campaign trail numerous times, our state of New Hampshire has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic.”

The letter comes after the two met Tuesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the head of a commission on the drug epidemic.

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