Georgia House members want to spend more on mental health and state universities next year, using savings from the state share of the Medicaid program and reduced debt payments. The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to approve House Bill 81, the state budget for the year beginning July 1. The measure moves forward to the full House, with debate there scheduled for Friday. Gov. Brian Kemp had already proposed spending $22 million more on mental health, but House members want an increase of $58 million.
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