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Gov. Sununu signs SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehab

  • Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday. The bill uses $5.4 million in funding to reduce the waiting list for services for developmentally disabled adults and $410,000 in additional funding for a student loan repayment program, among other things. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday. The bill uses $5.4 million in funding to reduce the waiting list for services for developmentally disabled adults and $410,000 in additional funding for a student loan repayment program, among other things. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday. The bill uses $5.4 million in funding to reduce the waiting list for services for developmentally disabled adults and $410,000 in additional funding for a student loan repayment program, among other things. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday. The bill uses $5.4 million in funding to reduce the waiting list for services for developmentally disabled adults and $410,000 in additional funding for a student loan repayment program, among other things. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday. The bill uses $5.4 million in funding to reduce the waiting list for services for developmentally disabled adults and $410,000 in additional funding for a student loan repayment program, among other things. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday. The bill uses $5.4 million in funding to reduce the waiting list for services for developmentally disabled adults and $410,000 in additional funding for a student loan repayment program, among other things. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:23PM

Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 590 into law at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield on Wednesday, which appropriates up to $5.4 million to help reduce the developmental disabilities waiting list.

The bill also provides up to $410,000 in funding for the state loan repayment program for participants that agree to work in state for three years, up to $3.4 million to establish one behavioral health crisis treatment center and one mobile crisis team and related apartments, and up to $500,000 to contract with programs that “enable individuals with serious mental illness to attain and maintain integrated, affordable, supported housing,” among other things.

“This bill really has a variety of different initiatives, both funding and policy wise, that are going to open up a lot of different doors,” Sununu said.

Sununu said that it made sense for him to sign the bill at Crotched Mountain in Greenfield as the bill has the ability to impact many areas of their business. He added he enjoys signing bills in places other than the statehouse.

“A couple of pieces really made sense to be here at Crotched Mountain, because they are living with these issues all the time,” Sununu said.

Sununu said the bill was an attempt to spearhead a number of different issues to help prevent them from becoming crises.

“Up until about a year ago, the state was in a mode where we waited for the problem to happen and then we would come and intervene,” Sununu said. “But now we can be proactive, we can be preventative, and provide services a little more early and often, which is a huge opportunity.”