Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $1 billion “Comprehensive Plan to Fix New York State’s Continuum of Mental Health Care” in her State of the State address Tuesday. She pitched this initiative as part of an ongoing partnership with Mayor Eric Adams on serious mental illness.
The Hochul plan is less gutsy than Adams’ involuntary-treatment push, rolled out in late November. But her mental-health policies do complement Adams’, and, assuming the Legislature enacts them, they will benefit New Yorkers.
Stephen Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal.
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