BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a budget-setting committee have voted unanimously to approve money for a new veterans home in northern Idaho.
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted 20-0 Friday to approve a $78.5 million budget for the Idaho Division of Veterans Services that includes $42 million for a veterans home in Post Falls.
The federal government is paying about $28 million toward the cost of the new veterans home and the state is paying about $14 million in required matching funds.
The new veterans home will make four in the state. The other three are located in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello.
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The budget still has to pass the House and Senate and be approved by Gov. Brad Little.