Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


August 27, 2020


Budget – The 2020-2021 budget increased funding for health care, with highlights including:

• An additional $9.2 million in non-recurring funds for the adult health care safety net and $3 million in recurring funds;

• A combined $26.5 million to strengthen the safety network for both mental health and health care services;

• Approximately $19 million to support the health care network, $7.5 million to support the children’s behavioral and mental health services, and $3 million to expand the School Based Behavioral Liaisons across the state;


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