The New York Legislature approved $49.07 billion of new appropriations in its fiscal 2009 Health Department budget on Monday that includes $227.6 million of new capital projects.

The bill also reappropriated $860.5 million of capital spending. Some of the capital costs will be reimbursed through proceeds of bonds sold by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. The state Division of Budget has not yet calculated how much bonding the appropriation bill will require.

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