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California Should Make Narcan Free

Opinion by Assemblymember Liz Ortega, Special to The Sacramento Bee

The opioid epidemic has been a slow-moving disaster that has claimed far too many lives in our communities, but the recent emergence of fentanyl has created a perfect storm leading to pandemic-level death rates.

The wreckage wrought on our communities is marked primarily by its toll on human life: More than 6,000 Californians died by overdose from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in 2021.

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Assemblymember Liz Ortega (D-San Leandro) Presents Resolution Commemorating Women in Construction Week

Resolution to Shed Light on the Need for More Women Workers in the Construction Industry

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Liz Ortega (D-San Leandro) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 24 proclaiming the week of March 5, 2023, through March 11, 2023, as Women in Construction Week. The Member also honored two tradeswomen from UA Local 288 who visited the Capitol to show support for the measure.