Vermont House gives final OK to budget adjustment
The biggest new line item is more than $4.5 million for the ReachUp program, which helps people move from welfare to work. Others are $3.2 million for child development and about $2 million each for general assistance and mental health.
The money is coming mainly from an overestimate during last spring's budget process of how much was going to be spent on Medicaid. The changes apply to the budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Gov. Peter Shumlin is set to deliver his budget address for the fiscal year that begins on July 1 on Thursday.
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