07 May 2009

Manchin Vetoes Increased Payments for Behavioral Centers

Gov. Joe Manchin has vetoed legislation that aimed to increase funding for behavioral health care centers, bucking a well-funded publicity campaign urging him to sign the measure, The Associated Press and others report.

But the governor also "promised to spend roughly $12 million on reducing crowding in psychiatric hospitals and improving community-based care," the AP article said.

Others reporting the veto include Public Broadcasting, MetroNews and The Charleston Gazette. Manchin also issued a statement.

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