State of the State: Kasich wants $20 million to fight addiction

Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Written by Randy Ludlow and Jim Siegel.

Declaring drug addiction “a common enemy,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced in his State of the State address Tuesday night that he is requesting up to $20 million in funding to help develop promising treatments and technologies to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.

The second-term Republican used his annual taking-it-on-the-road speech to reveal that the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, which handles bond money approved by Ohio voters, will help nudge promising drug-treatment ideas into reality.

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Originally published April 5, 2017.

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