Vt. governor gives State of the State address

Posted at: 01/08/2014 5:05 PM
Updated at: 01/08/2014 6:30 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin
Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin
Photo: AP

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin gave his State of the State address on Wednesday.

He says addiction to heroin and prescription pain killers is a full-blown crisis in his state.

The governor says the number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction is up 40 percent in the last year.

He asked lawmakers to spend more on treatment programs.