Many label the state attorney general as the top contender for the Democratic nomination for governor next year, and cameras and notebooks record her every word these days.
The Friday announcement outside the agency's 737 Delaware Ave. office offered the kind of mixed emotions that Avi and Julie Israel have dealt with since they started Save the Michaels of the World after the death of their 20-year-old son.
"The onset of Covid-19 triggered an exponential increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States," writes Attorney General Letitia James.
A diversion of millions of dollars from an opioid settlement into New York State's general budgetary fund has angered some legislators and drug counselors.
The organization was founded by an Amherst couple who lost their opioid-addicted son in 2011.