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Once rejected, rate increase for nursing homes back in Georgia budget

Gov. Nathan Deal is giving select nursing homes another shot at a $27 million rate increase only a few months after the same boost was stalled by the agency that regulates the industry.

Deal included the extra money in his budget recommendations for the upcoming year and the House approved it, despite the fact that the nursing homes' top lobbyist told lawmakers they didn't need the full amount. The Senate has yet to formally weigh in but will do so this week.

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