Panel to Weigh $20M Kasich Wants to Spend on Opioid Crisis

Story excerpt provided by The Associated Press.

Written by Julie Carr Smyth.

A state commission in Ohio plans to take up Republican Gov. John Kasich’s request to invest up to $20 million in scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the state and national opioid crisis.

The Third Frontier Commission, which supports Ohio’s technology and research economy from a voter-approved bond fund, will begin its scheduled deliberations on Wednesday with a briefing on the state of the crisis and response. Some type of action is likely.

Kasich called for dedicating the money to the cause, and then moving quickly to distribute it, during his State of the State address in April.

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Originally published May 24, 2017.

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