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Vt. seeks $2M more for Bennington veterans home

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration is asking for an additional $2 million for the Vermont Veterans Home to cover the facility's projected deficit for the current fiscal year.

The money is needed to help the home cover an expected $3.5 million deficit at the close of the current fiscal year.

Earlier this year Vermont lawmakers provided an additional $1.4 million to help the home with its deficit.

The Bennington facility, Vermont's only state-run residential facility for veterans, has been struggling with its finances for more than a year.

The Bennington Banner reports part of the problem is a low number of residents.

The home has a capacity of 171, but currently there are fewer than 130 residents.

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