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Disability Rights Wisconsin supports Evers' mental health proposal, hopes for bipartisan backing

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Barbara Beckert is Director of External Advocacy and Milwaukee Office Director, of Disability Rights Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers has declared 2023 "the year of mental health" in Wisconsin. During his State of the State speech Tuesday night, he announced plans to spend about $500 M to expand access to mental health counseling for children and adults.

Barbara Beckert is with Disability Rights Wisconsin. She told WUWM's Chuck Quirmbach why her advocacy group supports the governor's proposal.

Chuck Quirmbach joined WUWM in August 2018. He focuses his longform stories on health, innovation, science, technology, transportation, utilities and business.