ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers working to address the heroin and opioid epidemic want to hear from the experts — and people with first-hand experience with addiction.

A state Senate Task Force is holding a public hearing Wednesday at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown.

Law enforcement officers, prosecutors and representatives from local public health agencies are expected to offer testimony — in addition to family members of addicts and people in recovery.

Earlier this year, lawmakers included some $200 million in the state budget for prevention, treatment and recovery programs targeting heroin and opioid addiction.

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