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Ducey unveils plan to stem opioid addiction, education

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 08:06:01-05

Gov. Doug Ducey spoke in Tucson Tuesday about the state's opioid addiction epidemic. 

In his State of the State address, Ducey acknowledged the issue, saying he wants people convicted of drug crimes who get out of prison to be treated with a new drug designed to help recovering addicts.

Ducey said the drug is a "miracle drug" that gives people a chance to find a job and make a better life for themselves after they recover.

Ducey also addressed education in the speech, proposing 15 new education proposals that include signing bonuses for teachers in low-income schools, student loan forgiveness for students pursuing education careers, as well as school construction.