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State Budget on Way to Governors Desk for Signature

Sunday, June 7, 2015  
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On June 3, 2015, Michigan lawmakers finalized the 2015-16 State budget to the Governors desk fora approval.

The $37.8 billion general fund budget is a 2.9% increase from the 2014-15 budget and includes an increase of $1.3 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, MIChild and Federal Medicare pharmaceutical costs and the Healthy Michigan plans; $1.5 million for a prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment; $1.5 million for health and wellness initiatives; $2.1 million for a newborn screening program; $500,000 for a immunization and vaccine education program; $150,000 for an Alzheimer’s Disease in-home care pilot; $2.5 million for a Hospice Room and Board; $37 million for to expand the Healthy Kids dental program to kids, ages 0-12, in Wayne, Kent and Oakland counties; and $275,000 for a suspicion-based drug testing program for welfare recipients.

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Source: Lansing State Journal

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