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Governor And Attorney General Candidates Visit Mansfield

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 6/4/2014

The Democratic candidates for Ohio governor and attorney general make a campaign stop in Mansfield to push for improvements in the enforcement and treatment of a life and death matter. Heroin addiction and fatal overdoses are rampant in the state, and Attorney General candidate David Pepper says Governor John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine are cutting funding when they should be increasing it. Governor candidate Ed FitzGerald says this is another financial blow his opponent has inflicted on local governments. Pepper and FitzGerald says they're working to stop the funding cuts for enforcement of heroin trafficking laws and treatment of addicts. They also say if they're elected, they'll push for a law to hold heroin dealers who cause a fatal overdose to be charged with homicide.

In response to the claims of FitzGerald and Pepper, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Tracy Plouck issued the following statement: "The federal government's decision to start delaying its grants to states from October to March of the following year leaves a huge gap in funding for both counties and treatment providers.  Ohio is absorbing as much as that blow as we can, and hope to obsorb even more, but this decision by the federal government means that four quarters worth of funds must be spread over six quarters.  Appeals to the federal government that this action is hurting people have essentially been ignored.  We're frustrated as everyone else that the federal government will reverse its decision or resolve the problem it has created". 

   
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