A behavioral health bill that originally called for $28 million in spending has now passed the Legislature – but at a significantly reduced spending level.
A House-Senate conference committee agreed to $350,000.
"This is a significantly smaller number than we would like to have," said Sen. Judy Lee (R-West Fargo), the chairman of the Senate Human Services Committee. "There's no doubt about that."
Lee said at least this will help start a pilot program with the schools for early childhood intervention.