There’s possibly no issue closer to the heart of Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor than the heroin epidemic.
For her, the issue hits close to home.
Both of Taylor’s sons, ages 23 and 26, are in recovery for heroin addiction.
She said she understands the pain families face when a loved one is battling addiction, and as an elected official, she feels compelled to do something.
“As a parent whose son was saved by Narcan -- as a parent I want to save my son every day of the week … as an elected official we need to have a conversation as to what our comprehensive approach is to treating this,” she said.
But Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses, is a polarizing issue in the community.