This is the final policy message I will be offering before the primary. I wanted to have these conversations so you knew that I was all about policy and so you knew who I was and where I stood. It has been fun sharing these thoughts with you, and I hope that we can continue to do this for a long time.
The term “Behavioral Health” means health afflictions including mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and problem gambling. For many years, behavioral health treatment was almost exclusively funded at the state and federal level. As those resources rarely met the needs of the people in crisis, the state passed legislation to allow counties to tax themselves 0.001% to help fund local programs to meet the expanding need.
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Pierce County residents deserve a council they can trust. Often, politics, lack of public outreach, and outdated rules stand in the way to make our government transparent, effective, and accountable. I will push for these changes on the first day I take office by amending our council rules and offering additional proposals to incorporate these changes into law.
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Stop charging credit card interest rates on court ordered restitution.
Reduce trial delays by adding two new judicial departments.
Statute of Limitations for traffic tickets and minor civil fines.
Promote behavioral health recovery with tested diversion programs.
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The Washington State Health Care Authority has re-opened enrollment until this Friday, May 8. Please go to www.wahealthplanfinder.org for more information on how to restart your health insurance coverage.
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