Drug Courts

Karen Kasler

March 15 was the deadline for Governor Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is announcing his first official step in fighting the opioid crisis. 

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For the third time in four years, Ohio voters soundly rejected a constitutional amendment that cost supporters millions of dollars to put on the ballot.

Ohio voters Tuesday rejected state issue one by a 2-1 margin.

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's backing of an Ohio ballot proposal to make most drug possession charges misdemeanors places the Republican stalwart at odds with many in his party.

Supporters of state issue one on the November ballot say the constitutional amendment will steer non-violent drug offenders into treatment.

The state budget office says if voters approve Issue 1 in November, it will cost local communities more money for a variety of reasons.

Republican Ohio Attorney General and gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine is opposing a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for non-violent drug crimes, saying it would worsen the the state's opioid epidemic. 

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is concerned about a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot.

The Franklin County coroner's office is asking county commissioners to approve an additional 500 thousand dollars in it's budge next year.

Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic.