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For Immediate Release State Senator Kathy Bernier

(Madison)…State Senator Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie) issued the following statement on Governor Evers partial veto of the 2019-21 Wisconsin Budget:

“While I am pleased that Governor Evers recognized just how good the Legislature’s budget is and signed the majority of it into law, I am deeply disappointed in his decision to remove funding for expanded mental health treatment in our part of the state.

“The funding was meant for HSHS Sacred Heart and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospitals to provide critical mental health services for adolescents and adults in northern, central and western Wisconsin, instead Governor Evers is sending it back to Madison. I am frustrated by the decision but I will continue fighting to get these critical mental health services back in our area.”

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