Newtown Prompts Flood of Mental-Health Spending by U.S. States

Newtown Prompts Flood of Mental-Health Spending by U.S. States

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A streetside memorial for the victims of the school shooting stands in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 20, 2012. The shooting prompted state lawmakers to begin restoring mental-health budgets that were reduced by $4.35 billion between 2009 and 2012 as the recession’s aftermath sapped income-and sales-tax revenue.