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Prop. 63 is helping mentally ill Californians, Steinberg report says
Sacramento Bee

A massive tax program former state Sen. Darrell Steinberg pushed to fund mental health services is providing relief to tens of thousands of Californians and decreasing homelessness, hospitalizations and arrests among mentally ill people treated in the programs, according to a report Steinberg released Wednesday. The flattering report, which analyzed about half the $947 million spent on Proposition 63 services in 2011-12, follows two critical analyses of the Mental Health Services Act that voters approved in 2004.