Denver Ballot Initiative Aims To Finance Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs
A ballot initiative in Denver could bring in tens of millions of dollars a year to help those with mental health and substance disorder issues.
State lawmaker Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat, is spearheading the "Caring 4 Denver" campaign. She says the proposal makes financial sense because if it’s passed by voters it could fund a variety of mental health programs. The proposal calls for a one-quarter of 1 percent sales tax -- that's 25 cents on a $100 purchase.