In the final days of session, Republicans struck a deal to provide an additional $300 million to address Minnesota’s nursing home crisis. The agreement will include direct grants, facility rate increases, and a workforce incentive fund that adds up to about $1.1 million for every nursing home in the state. These new funds are in addition to the $100 million in loans available in the Human Services bill passed last week.

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