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Governor Signs Transition Bill

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Governor Terry Branstad quietly signed a bill that will quickly get $11.6 million out to 26 counties having trouble maintaining services as the county-based mental health and disability services (MH/DS) system moves toward regions.  The "Transition Fund Bill" (House FIle 160) was signed into law on Thursday, March 28. The following counties will receive their transition fund checks in the next two weeks:

  • Adair ($140,478)
  • Adams ($150,742)
  • Calhoun ($27,386)
  • Clarke ($22,347)
  • Delaware ($89,618)
  • Dickinson ($56,565)
  • Guthrie ($122,708)
  • Jackson ($508,580)
  • Linn ($2.2 million)
  • Lyon ($158,780)
  • Madison ($311,109)
  • Marion ($366,429)
  • Monona ($136,657)
  • Osceola ($247,991)
  • Plymouth ($217,140)
  • Poweshiek ($12,667)
  • Sac ($372,522)
  • Scott ($2.4 million)
  • Sioux ($1,817)
  • Story ($752,700)
  • Taylor ($318,252)
  • Union ($597,792)
  • Warren ($1.4 million)
  • Wayne ($53,237)