Legislature ends "not with a bang but a whimper"

And the legislature assumed no responsibility for the failed mental health reforms they passed in 2001, the inept administration of those reforms or in finding solutions to them. Withholding funding, while perhaps understandable, is a cruel prescription for people who are mentally ill.

The 2009 session of The General Assembly is over, ending, as T.S. Eliot wrote, “Not with a bang but a whimper.” It will be best remembered for missed opportunities.