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According to today’s Staunton News-Leader, Senator Emmett Hanger is leading the charge on investing in children’s mental health services. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Hanger, one of the six senators named to negotiate differences between the House and Senate budgets, will argue that instead of splitting the difference between the House’s $1 million addition to children’s mental health services and the Senate’s $2.2 million, the budget negotiators ought to combine them.

He said Wednesday night he’s won his fellow senators’ backing. Now, he has to try to convince the House.

‘We want to help children get services in the community,’ he said.

Thank you, Senator Hanger, for your leadership! And thanks to all the advocates who have responded to our action alerts this session. Raising your voice for kids really does make a difference. Now let’s hope the House negotiators agree with the Senate.

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