Major Cuts Could Come to the Department of Mental Heath
Major cuts and layoffs could be on the way to the Alabama Department of Mental Health - if voters do not approve a constitutional amendment this September.
Tthe constitutional amendment allows the transfer of about $150,000,000 to the state general fund budget.
The commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, Zelia Baugh says if voters don't pass the amendment - the depatment's budget would be cut close to $20,000,000. That in turn would devastating to mental health community centers and the loss of thousands of jobs.
The special election is scheduled for Septemeber 18th.