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Bellefontaine Likely to Get Funding


Jefferson City, MO. – The Bellefontaine Habilitation Center will probably remain open next year.

While Governor Matt Blunt tried to close it, House and Senate negotiators today agreed to fund the north St. Louis County mental health facility for the next fiscal year.

Legislators are expected to vote next week on the budget plan. It must be sent to the governor by May sixth.

Bellefontaine is a residential facility for 340 mentally retarded and physically disabled people.

Blunt had proposed closing the facility as part of his budget initiative.


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