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Reynolds: Legislature Will Consider Funding For Drug Treatment Facility

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BINGHAMTON, NY -

The Broome County Legislature will consider nearly $3 million in state funding for the Drug Treatment Facility in December, Legislative Chairman Dan Reynolds announced Thursday.

Reynolds will call a Committee of the Whole Legislature on December 27th to discuss the proposal that would turn the Broome Developmental Center into an opioid treatment center.

This reversal comes just two days after Broome County Executive Jason Garnar held a public hearing where over 100 people filled Legislative Chambers and dozens spoke out in favor of the treatment facility, expressing their outrage that Republican legislators won't consider the funding until January.

Reynolds announced on December 1st that the legislature was not able to review the project, pointing to a lack of transparency by Garnar and members of the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). 

Representatives from Syracuse Behavioral Health and OASAS are expected to attended.