Shumlin to attend drug forum with Clinton in N.H.

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin will travel to New Hampshire Thursday to take part in a substance abuse forum with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton (AP photo)

Hillary Clinton (AP photo)

Clinton laid out a plan earlier this month to address the opiate epidemic gripping most states, including those in the Northeast. That plan, which focuses on providing treatment to addicts, is similar to the path Vermont has been on since Shumlin’s State of the State address in 2014. His address called for treating addiction as a health crisis.

Shumlin, who spoke with Clinton before she revealed her plan, said Tuesday he will travel to Laconia, N.H., to take part in the forum at 3:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Laconia.

The forum is part of three days of campaign events Clinton, the former first lady, secretary of state and New York senator is holding in the Granite State.

Shumlin has endorsed Clinton over fellow Vermonter Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

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