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The Budget Conference Committee wrapped up just before midnight last night, reporting out a budget that adds funding to PASSPORT and behavioral health but neglected emergency food assistance.

Key budget documents include:

Among a number of changes affecting health, human service, and early care & education programs, the Conference Committee added $8 million to PASSPORT and $10 million to mental health.

Nursing homes, meanwhile, received an additional $31.2 million with stop-loss provision for facilities in line to lose more than 10 percent.