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Norment threatens funding over Williamsburg group home

Norment threatens funding over Williamsburg group home

Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment has threatened state funding for area mental health services over the location of a controversial group home in his district.

Norment, R-James City, also seems to suggest something about the rights of people hospitalized for mental issues, comparing them to the rights of home owners and putting "airquotes" around the word rights in a letter to local officials.

As co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Norment holds significant power over funding decisions. He is backing Williamsburg residents concerned about a transition home for people released from Eastern State Hospital, a state mental health...

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