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Vt. House passes midyear budget adjustment bill

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has passed a midyear budget adjustment bill that boosts spending for the current fiscal year by about $12 million.

The House on Friday approved the package on a 110-33 roll call vote. More than half of the money - about $7 million - goes to meet growing demand on the state's Medicaid program.

The money is coming mostly from higher-than-expected revenues coming into the state's coffers.

An amendment Friday accounts for even more additional revenues than were factored in when the House gave the bill preliminary approval Thursday.

Earlier calculations did not account for $1 million coming into the state under its property transfer tax.

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