State mental health funding avoids cuts in 2017 following $298M budget increase in 2015

Texas' 85th legislative session will not make cuts to mental health care funding--despite having to make reductions in other areas. Gov. Greg Abbott and state leadership have asked state agencies to scale back funding requests by 4 percent because of anticipated budget defiits related to the drop in the price of oil, said Annalee Gully, director of public policy and government affairs for Mental Health America of Greater Houston. Read more>>