The HHS budget is approved by conference and the full Senate, moving to the House. The cuts it contains are truly devastating for people with mental illnesses, and we continue to oppose them. While Gov. Dayton has pledged not to agree to such cuts, we know that we need to change the conversation at the capitol. Please keep raising your voice, with your legislators, to the Governor, and in your community to let people know why an all-cuts budget won’t work.
It’s very sad to see the dedicated grants for mental health services being targeted for cuts at the same time that counties will be released from any obligation to spend a consistent amount on services. What are small amounts of funding compared to the entire budget make a world of difference for Minnesotans with mental illnesses.
For full details, visit our legislative update on the website.