Denver voters asked to raise taxes to increase mental health, substance abuse funding

Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 14, 2018

DENVER – In addition to more than a dozen statewide issues, this November voters across Colorado will decide issues specifically for their own cities and counties.

In Denver, one of those issues is being called Caring 4 Denver, which would raise $45 million every year to fund mental health and addiction services for children and adults by adding a 25-cent tax on every $100 in purchases.

On this weekend’s Politics Unplugged, State Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, talks to Anne Trujillo about why she supports the initiative and why she thinks it eventually will be adopted by other cities and counties across the state.

Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Denver7 and noon on K3-KCDO.