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Funding increase for Dept. of Corrections moving forward

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The Iowa House has approved a measure that would prevent layoffs of prison guards across the state.

The measure would spend an extra $6.5 million on the Department of Corrections.

That's less money than the $8.5 million approved by the Senate but backers say it meets prison officials' requests.

The House & Senate will work out the differences before sending it to Governor Terry Branstad.

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