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The Wyoming House passes ARPA spending bill

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Bob Beck
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Wyoming Public Media
Wyoming House stands for a vote.

The Wyoming House of Representatives wrapped up work on the bill that determines how to spend American Rescue Plan money in the state. A lot of what the House passed assisted health care and mental health needs. House Health and Labor Chair Sue Wilson was pleased to add money to help with health care recruiting costs and retention benefits.

“There’s been so much turnover in the healthcare field this last couple of years that I feel it’s really needed. So I’m hoping that will and in my conversations with providers I think that’ll be good,” said Wilson.

The House also added money for community health centers, telehealth and mental health needs. The $420 million dollar bill goes back to the Senate for its review.

Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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