Governor Sandoval adds $25 million to mental health
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval says he'll add $25 million for mental health programs in his proposed budget.
The governor on Tuesday credited cost savings and negotiations with the federal government for the additional money.
He says his office will submit a budget amendment this week to restore $4 million for child care subsidies. Another $11 million will be used to increase reimbursement rates for Medicaid providers, and $6 million will help reduce county costs for Medicaid coverage.
Sandoval says $4 million will fund re-entry mental health services for jail and prison inmates.
The budget add-ons come a day after Sandoval announced $25 million more to further expand full-day kindergarten and English language learner programs. He also said state worker furloughs will end next year.