JFC approves Evers mental health proposals, but with changes

The Joint Finance Committee largely backed a series of Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals to address treating those with mental health issues, but added several caveats over the objections of Dems.
For example, the committee supported the creation of a new unit for initial intake, triage and treatment of patients upon arriving at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, helping to address staffing issues.
But Republicans modified it to provide about $1.1 million less because the positions wouldn’t be funded until three months into the first year of the biennium.
Evers proposed $12.3 million in program r...

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