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February 2, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Bill introduced to bring back psychiatric boarding

Ever since the state Supreme Court last summer ruled it unconstitutional, state officials have sprinted to end the warehousing of psychiatric patients in hospitals and other facilities. In the past, the practice, known as psychiatric boarding, has lead to patients being strapped to hospital gurneys, sometimes for weeks and without medication. Now, three lawmakers are proposing to bring back…


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September 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Forecast: State revenue grows, but won’t pay all the bills

Lifted by rising tax revenues, projections for the state’s general-fund revenue has nudged up, but it still won’t cover many of the costs lawmakers need to fund in the upcoming session, according to the state Office of Financial Management (OFM). OFM announced Thursday it had upped the forecast of revenue for the current budget cycle (2013-2015) by $169 million over its June…


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