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JFAC votes 13-6 for $5.4M in funding next year for gap grants, but that could change now…

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has voted 13-6 to approve $5.4 million in funding next year as a trailer bill for HB 644, the grant program to community health clinics, voting only on the numbers. Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, had moved to deny the funding; the passage of Sen. Shawn Keough’s funding-only motion kept that motion from being considered. However, now that the bill will be changed in the Senate, the trailer bill providing funding may be pulled back to await final figures.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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