Money talk became emotional Sunday as Minnesota representatives sustained two vetoes -- one that ends a health program for the state's poorest and sickest residents and the other that would have raised taxes $1 billion.
A Fargo-based mental health care group that had plans to open a 60-bed in-patient facility for adolescents in Woodbury that stalled last year at the state Legislature, received approval from the House and the Senate over the last week for a scaled-down proposal to allow construction of a smaller facility in the west metro.
Hospitals take a funding hit while most nursing homes are protected.
Low-income Minnesotans keep their government-subsidized health insurance while some doctors lose state aid for treating the poor.
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