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Taylor seeks $1 billion to fight addiction crisis

Friday, November 10, 2017

by Toledo Blade

COLUMBUS — Having dealt with overdose in her own family, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said she will seek $1 billion in new borrowing to fight Ohio’s opioid-addiction crisis if she is elected governor.

The 10-year bond issue, which would have to be approved by voters, would be used to provide seed money for the private sector to invest in capital and startup costs for modern treatment infrastructure as well as for law enforcement efforts and new research into how to address addiction.