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Report: Officials still not tracking mental health spending

California officials still haven't taken steps to better track how $2 billion a year in voter-approved funding for mental health programs is spent, despite a critical audit 19 months ago that alerted officials to the problems, according to a report released Thursday by a state watchdog.

Weak financial reporting and limited oversight of revenue have tainted Proposition 63, known as the Millionaire's Tax, the Little Hoover Commission said in the report sent to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature.

"Twelve years and $17 billion later the state still can't handily show the impacts of this funding, how it is spent or who is helped," the report said.

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