Holcomb signs law for expanded preschool, needle exchange programs

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb has signed into law measures expanding the state’s preschool pilot, and allowing local governments to establish their own needle exchange programs.

The preschool pilot will expand from five counties to up to 20.
Funding also increases by $9,000,000 yearly, with another million sent to an online preschool program.

Holcomb says that it will give more students “a great start” to their educations.

He also signed drug-related measures that limit the amount of opioids that can be given for first-time prescriptions, and enhance penalties for robbing a pharmacy.

He says those measures, with the needle exchange bill, will help attack the state’s drug epidemic.

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