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Measure aims to increase Minn. health spending

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ST. PAUL - Home health care workers would receive a nearly 7.7 percent raise under a measure the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee heard Monday.

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Committee members approved increasing health and human services spending from $75 million to $91 million this year, modifying what already was in a two-year budget that passed last year.

Caregivers' wages have not risen in years, and the 2011 Legislature cut pay as a way to help balance the state budget.

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