Denver Voters To Decide On A Tax That Will Fund Mental Health, Substance Abuse Care
A Denver ballot initiative could bring in tens of millions of dollars a year to help people with mental health and substance disorder issues.
State Rep. Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat, is spearheading the "Caring 4 Denver" campaign. She said the proposal makes financial sense in that, if it’s passed by voters, it could fund a variety of mental health programs.
The money would come from a one-quarter of 1 percent city sales tax — that's 25 cents on a $100 purchase.