Vt. Veterans Home asks for $2M more for budget

Posted at: 01/30/2013 9:07 AM
Updated at: 01/30/2013 9:18 AM
By: AP

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Veterans Home is seeking an additional $2 million in state funding for its budget.

Most of the Bennington home's funding comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other health insurance programs. But President Joseph Krawczyk testified Tuesday before a legislative committee that the home will require additional state funds to cover expenses.
The Bennington Banner reports Krawcyzk testified employees are scheduled for pay raises another contracted benefits. He also said electricity and fuel costs are also rising.
Bennington County Sen. Dick Sears, a Democrat and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the home might need more than $2 million.  Officials said the home is running a deficit in the current budget.
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