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West Virginia to Establish Drug Control Policy Office

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is establishing a new Office of Drug Control Policy to coordinate statewide funding, reporting and data about drug use, overdoses, addiction treatment, needs and statewide policy. The law approved by the Legislature and Gov. Jim Justice requires health care providers, pharmacies, medical examiners, police, prosecutors and emergency responders to… Read More

Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s System of Awarding IT Contracts

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio lawmakers have moved to impose a competitive process on information-technology contracts that state administrative officials now may award without bids. The Columbus Dispatch reports an Ohio House budget amendment would erase the Department of Administrative Services’ system of no-bid, information-technology contracts. It requires competitive selection of firms and sign-off by… Read More