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City of Bristol may join efforts to sue opioid makers

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The City of Bristol, Virginia may be the latest to join efforts to sue opioid makers for damages.

A vote is set for Tuesday night on retaining the law firm representing Virginia localities in suing the companies. The suit claims they deliberately increased the flow of opioids into our region.

City manager Randy Eads told News 5 the council has considered the issue for months.

Council members also are set to give final approval of a $69 million budget for next fiscal year. It fell short of the schools’ request by about $300,000.

There’s no property tax increase but if approved, the budget includes a $4 monthly increase in the trash collection fee.

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