Budget Panel Grapples With Questions About Sununu’s Proposed Psychiatric Unit
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The House Finance Committee declined to include a Gov. Chris Sununu-planned $27 million mental health facility in its proposed $12.9 billion budget because committee members lacked details.
On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee may have had a little more detail, but grappled with how large a facility to build, for what purposes and the costs of construction and ongoing operations.
While committee members sought greater detail about the project, which chair Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, said they want in their proposed budget, state administrative services and Health and Human Services officials repeatedly sought greater guidance from lawmakers before refining the estimated costs and design.