Attorney General Jim Hood lambasts Legislature on mental health

He told the room full of mental health professionals “we’ve elected a bunch of cowards that want to take some oath and don’t have the guts to stand up and tell us they’ve made a mistake.”

“The fact is that’s what this is about, it’s all about the money, and you have to spend a little bit of money to save money,” Hood said. “And you can’t get these folks (legislators) to understand that because they’re only focused on the next election.”

Lawsuit aside, DMH is also dealing with impending layoffs due to a $19.7 million budget shortfall.



“It’s just a question of when at some point our leaders are willing to put their money where their mouth is and fix some of these issues,” Hood said.

MS Today
5/21/17