Sununu pledges millions more for NH mental health, school buildings in budget
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Gov. Chris Sununu unveiled a $13 billion two-year state budget proposal before the state Legislature on Thursday, with millions of dollars in one-time investments for mental health, school building and social services.
The revenue and spending plan for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 includes $40 million for a new 60-bed forensic unit on the grounds of the state psychiatric hospital; $2 million for hospitals to build more psychiatric beds; $64 million in one-time money for targeted school building aid and a 31 percent increase in funding for services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.