Often, when politicians are personally affected by an issue, their perspective changes. A soft on crime victim of crime gets tough. A free wheeling legislator with a family member injured or killed by not wearing a seatbelt, becomes a seatbelt zealot, etc.
With Speaker Richardson’s mental health issues, I wonder about this.
State mental health officials have stopped accepting new patients at their largest psychiatric hospital, as officials address numerous problems with patient safety and treatment.
I suspect we might see him have a new found view of the issues involved in mental healthcare in the state.