State and Local Updates….Part 3?

Well, you know I try not to flood people’s inboxes, so this will be a quick post. Evenly as I was mildly ribbing House Appropriations this morning for a significantly smaller investment in mental health and substance abuse services than the Senate, the full committee approved an increase of over $200 million for these services!  Thanks to Lillian Ortiz of Texas One Voice for sharing this article:  

House panel boosts mental health spending by $220 million

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/03/house-panel-increases-mental-health-spending-by-220-million.html/I’ll

I’ll include more specific details as they become available, likely in next week’s blog post.  But it looks like that Advocacy Alert I’ve talked about to thank members of the Senate Finance Article II Workgroup and other Senate Finance members will need to include the House Appropriations Article II Subcommittee and other committee members.  Stay on the look out for that.  It’s looking like it’s going to be a great session for behavioral health!

Now, really, until next week!

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