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The predictions were for a massive downturn in state finances because of COVID-19 … but the predictions were wrong. tang90246/ iStock / Getty Images Plus

Why states didn’t go broke from the pandemic

The headlines were inescapable: States faced a financial disaster of epic proportions because of COVID-19. The predictions were wrong.
Every state bears the burden of the opioid crisis. Digital Deliverance/

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg

State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.

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