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Colorado governor debuts plan to battle homelessness with pot taxes – Cannabis News

'I'm doubling down': Gov. John Hickenlooper debuts 'aggressive' new efforts to fight homelessness with marijuana taxes.

Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing “aggressive” new efforts to address homelessness in Colorado, returning to an issue that helped launch his political career in his final two years in office.

The governor’s budget request for fiscal year 2017-2018 asks lawmakers to put $12.3 million in annual marijuana tax revenues toward building new housing units for people who experience chronic and episodic homelessness.

His plan also includes another $6 million a year for housing for low-income residents and others with behavioral health needs.

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John Frank ~ The Denver Post via TheCannabist.co ~

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