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Minnesota Sen. Tony Lourey of Kerrick tells fellow senators Saturday about his $11 billiion bill funding state health programs. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Legislature: Budget funding elderly, disabled heads to governor


ST. PAUL — Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years.

Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved last week includes "the largest state investment in the nursing home industry in well over a decade."

But others say it is not enough for the organizations.

"This is going to let them limp along for a while, but this is not what we should be doing," Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, argued.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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