Legislators reach deal on opioids, but not on health care by end of session Boston Globe

As its formal session barreled toward a close early Wednesday, the Massachusetts Legislature passed broad changes to how the state targets the opioid epidemic, but it failed to reach deals on major legislation addressing health care and the state’s school funding formula.

The success — and death — of several closely watched pieces of legislation buffeted state lawmakers’ dash to wrap any remaining formal business from the past 19 months.

“This bill is a bill we can all be extremely proud of,” said state Senator Cindy F. Friedman. “It keeps Massachusetts as a leader in the fight to stop this illness from continuing to ravage our residents and our communities.”

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