A House committee reached a deal Tuesday on a proposed fee for mobile phones and landlines to pay for mental health services for Kansans seeking help on a new national suicide hotline that starts later this year.
The House health committee agreed on a plan that calls for a monthly surcharge of 20 cents that will generate the money needed to serve the new hotline number — 988 — that will replace a 10-digit number used to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Last year, a bill that . . .