OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Golden State Report After considerable planning and lobbying by mental health groups, California voters passed Proposition 63, now known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in November of 2004. The measure increased income tax by one percent for those Californians with $1 million or more in annual income. The revenue from this tax, estimated at several hundred million dollars annually, has been earmarked to fund new mental health initiatives, creating the first ever dedicated mental health funding stream in California . . .
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