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."

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