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Vt. lawmakers work to shore-up current year spending plan

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Before Vermont lawmakers get to work on next year's budget, they must first shore-up the current year spending plan.

Wednesday, the Vermont House gave final approval to a mid-fiscal-year budget adjustment bill that takes savings from Medicaid and uses the money to address other growing demands in human services.

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 of how much money would be spent on Medicaid.

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