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Committee approves FamilyCare expansion

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The state's budget committee approved more money Thursday to expand the Family Care program.

The Joint Finance panel voted 14-1 to spend almost $80 million to help more seniors and disabled people live in community-based settings instead of nursing homes.

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The funding is about $2 million less than what Gov. Jim Doyle requested.

Also, the committee scrapped Doyle's idea to take away the Legislature's oversight of the program.

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