- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law a mid-year budget adjustment bill that increases funding for Medicaid by more than $7 million, but achieves nearly that much in savings on the state employee health insurance plan.

The budget adjustment bill also increases state reserve funds, expands opiate addiction treatment and adds money for emergency housing services, homeowners’ and renters’ rebates.

The Governor signed the bill at the Howard Center in South Burlington. The Howard Center includes a drug treatment facility that will receive a portion of the $200,000 included for reducing the treatment waiting list.