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County Executive David Crowley, County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, and Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel Margaret Daun will hold a press conference today, Tuesday at 1 PM on the Wells Street steps of the courthouse to sign a settlement agreement that will bring $71 million to Milwaukee County.
The settlement agreement is part of multidistrict litigation against opioid makers filed in the Northern District of Ohio.
Milwaukee County will receive the $71 million over 18 years. It is the largest recovery for any local government in the state. Approximately $281 million is going to all litigating local governmental entities in Wisconsin.
The agreement was reached after more than a year of careful negotiation with the Attorney General, Governor, State Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, local governments, national class representatives, state attorneys general, and defendants.
All funds from this settlement agreement will be used for education, treatment, and abatement of the opioid epidemic.