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By Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce
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Legislative Roundup

State of the State, Lawmakers Propose Teacher Retention Programs, Firefighter Protection Act, Missing Persons Bill and Making Doctor-Assisted Death a Crime


February 6, 2019

Shaylee Ragar - UM Legislative News Service

Gov. Steve Bullock gives the State of the State address in the House of Representatives on Jan. 31, 2019.

HELENA-In his final State of the State address Thursday, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock laid out his priorities for this legislative session, including Medicaid expansion, access and funding for education, and repairing Montana's crumbling infrastructure.

Bullock also used the speech to highlight a lower unemployment rate, increases in wheat and barley production and fewer uninsured Montanans...

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