Columbus voters decided to sacrifice higher property taxes in order to combat drug addiction and provide mental.
In 2016, Ohio led the nation in the most deaths from synthetic opioids: About 1 in 14 U.S. deaths.
Voters decided to renew Issue 24 and increase a tax to fund programs for mental health, alcohol, and drug addiction.
ADAMH Vice President Dixon said it will cost homeowners $1.90 per month or $22.05 per year for a home value of $100,000. He says though the increase seems small, every penny counts when it comes to funding programs to help combat the opioid crisis, alcoholism, and providing mental health treatments.
Source: The Dispatch, ABC 6