However, the governor says he’s going to resubmit the plan and that the pushback is evidence “there is widespread recognition … that the largest department in state government needs to be reorganized.”
department of health and social services
The state’s claims that the budget, which is produced every year, was an emergency requiring the immediate rate cuts wasn’t convincing the judge.
The decision comes amid a lawsuit brought by the state employee union.
A week before investigators uncovered an assault at the psychiatric hospital, a deputy commissioner was talking about the discovery in the past tense.