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Amendment approves spending for Cherokee MHI

Monday, April 11, 2011

DES MOINES -- The Iowa House killed funding for the state's tobacco cessation programs Thursday, saving the state about $5.5 million.

The cut was part of a larger $1.47 billion appropriations Health and Human Services bill used to pay for a myriad of programs that help the indigent, the elderly, children, veterans and the sick.

Several amendments to the bill had the agreement of everyone in the House, including one that created a Community Housing Revolving Loan Program to help service providers upgrade their facilities, and one that transferred $60,000 to the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for children's beds.

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