What’s next after Denver passes tax increase for mental health funding
"DENVER -- Election night was more than just about candidates and political parties. It was also about issues."
"In Denver, voters approved a .25 percent tax increase to generate $45 million for mental health funding annually."
"So what happens next?"
"This will be the largest mental health funding stream that Denver has ever seen," State Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver) said. Herod helped run the campaign to get it passed."
"Herod says first up will be the creation of a non profit -- outside of the Denver budget -- to oversee the distribution of the tax revenue. The money is expected to be dispersed through grants to non profits in the city that address addiction, homelessness, and mental health."