At a combined meeting of two legislative committees, Finance Commissioner
Hablow's presentation, given in response to a formal request in October by legislators
Lawmakers on both sides of the past battle over privatization voiced satisfaction on Tuesday that the question finally had been answered, saying lawmakers and the administration could now discuss at future meetings how best to use those accumulated funds, which can only be spent at Valley View.
"Now at least we know what we've got in our checkbook," said
"I think today the book is closed," said
Once portrayed as a snowballing cost burden that the county must sell, the 360-bed facility underwent a major financial turnaround after the county replaced its administrator in 2013. Valley View cost county taxpayers nearly
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