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State Senate approves mental health bills

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's State Senate approved a slew of bills Wednesday.   

A dozen of them dealt with mental health.

One provides $250,000 to create mental health crisis teams.

Another sets aside $1 million for a consultation hotline for kids and teenagers.

A third provides $1.5 million in grants to encourage mental health professionals to practice in underserved areas.

These bills go to Governor Walker.

A separate bill approved allows more people to contribute to Edvest accounts which is the state's college savings program.

This goes to the State Assembly.

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