State Senate Candidate Proposes Fund for Opiod Fight


(24/7 News)- A veteran western Ohio politician is calling for a special state fund to help counties boost employment, fight opioid abuse and cover basic expenses. Any of the state's 88 counties would be eligible to draw from the equalization fund proposed Wednesday by Republican Gene Krebs. 

The former State Representative is a farmer and public policy expert from Preble County, who's running for State Senate, cited a Center for Community Solutions study that found Ohio's small rural towns are disproportionately poor and under educated and pay high relative costs for crime and disability. 

The program would be assessed regularly and expire after 10 years.

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