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KIMT NEWS 3 – Mental health service availability is becoming a growing issue both nationally and in the state of Iowa.
The Iowa Legislature has worked in recent years to make mental health and disability services more consistent across the state.
Now, a bill is making those services accessible to Iowans no matter where they live.
Local law makers say the move is a great example of bi-partisanship.
State Senator Amanda Ragan said, “This is not something that just happens over night, and we continue to see things…that this would be a better way or this would be a better way and always looking into services and looking to have individuals have the support they need.”
Both the Iowa State House and Senate have approved a $29 million budget for mental health services this year.