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Does Texas Rank Last in Mental Health Spending?

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Today President Obama is expected to release details of proposals from a gun violence task force convened in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.

In the days following Sandy Hook, many experts and pundits spoke of the need for better mental health care and screening.

Now, as Texas lawmakers dig into the 83rd legislative session, State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) said in a tweet that Texas ranks last in spending on mental health services.

KUT's Emily Donahue spoke with Gardner Selby from the Austin American-Statesman’s Politifact Texas unit.  

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.
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