(Columbus, OH) The Ohio House wants to pump millions of dollars into fighting the state's opiate crisis.
House Republicans unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that sets aside $170 million aside for a host of heroin-fighting measures. The plans include a smartphone app and 24-hour addiction hotline.
House Democrats long have called on GOP leaders to use the state's rainy day fund to put more money into fighting the opiate epidemic. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger said the revised budget also takes into account reduced tax revenues this year in Ohio.