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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:44 am, Thu May 30, 2013.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care during the past four years, driven by the recession’s toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government.

But that trend may be heading for a U-turn in 2013 after last year’s shooting rampages by two mentally disturbed gunmen.

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