Comptroller Glenn Hegar has released the January issue of Fiscal Notes, a periodical that features analysis concerning state finances and original research by subject-matter experts in the Comptroller’s office.

In January’s issue of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office details the council’s work as it ensures that the money recovered from multi-state settlements and court orders is divided fairly and used to remediate the opioid crisis faced by the state. In 2021, the 87th Texas Legislature created the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council, administered by Texas Comptroller Hegar’s agency, to guide how the state spends money from these settlements to address opioid abuse and addiction in Texas.

This issue of Fiscal Notes also examines the devastating effects of fentanyl, a type of synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.