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State Senate Votes to Keep Taunton State Hospital Open, Calls for Study of Mental Health System

05.25.2012

Kudos to all MNA/NNU members and supporters who made calls to the legislature this week, as the State Senate yesterday cast a unanimous vote in support of an amendment by Senator Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton) to keep Taunton State Hospital open and to call for an independent study of the mental health system in Massachusetts.  While we had hoped to preserve more beds at the facility, we are pleased with this result as the debate will now move on to a conference committee between the House and Senate.  We will keep you informed of further developments and let you how you can help win this fight for the mentally ill in our state. 

 

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