988 hotline funding still in House budget, not in Senate version

CHEYENNE — A $40 million allocation for 988 hotline operations is still alive in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but since lawmakers must reconcile a $900 million difference in the two chambers’ budgets, one advocate says he’s concerned that funding is on the chopping block.

Last week, three bills pertaining to mental health in Wyoming failed to meet a House deadline to advance. All bills had to be heard during Committee of the Whole discussion in their chamber of origin by Friday to continue being considered during the current session.

After being amended last week, House Bill 186, “988...


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