In Austin on Tuesday, there was a great disturbance in the Force. One could feel hundreds of lobbyists silently calculating the increasing odds that they wouldn’t be accompanying their families to Lake Tahoe this summer and thousands of staffers tabulating the number of additional ham-and-cheese Capitol Grill sandwiches they’d have to resort to scarfing down before the year is out. Senate Bill 10, the session’s most important mental health bill… Read Story
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