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Human services budget to rise $1.2B

Mike Willden, head of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, told legislative money committees Thursday that his total budget proposal has increased $1.2 billion — nearly all of it federal funding — to $7.4 billion for the coming biennium.By comparison, the state General Fund portion of the department’s budget plan, as proposed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, is up just $136 million from the current budget to just over $2 billion for the next two fiscal years.Willden said the overall HHS spending plan amounts to about $10 million in spending every day, “and we take that trust seriously.”Primarily because …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 25, 2013 02:33AM Published Jan 25, 2013 02:32AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.