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Critics slam Kasich's flat funding of drug-addiction fight

Kasich said Ohio "is doing more than any state in the country" to fight the problem.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

by Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Gov. John Kasich stood firm Wednesday against charges from lawmakers and others that the state is not doing enough to tackle the nation's leading number of drug-overdose deaths, principally from opioids.

Noting that his budget proposal maintains the state's $1 billion-a-year investment to battle drug addiction - mainly pain pills, heroin and other opiates - Kasich said Ohio "is doing more than any state in the country."

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