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By Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Legislative Roundup: Medicaid expansion, Coal bill tabled, CWD, Infrastructure

 

March 20, 2019

Shaylee Ragar / UM Legislative News Service

The Montana Capitol's old Supreme Court chambers were filled with people wanting to testify for or against two different Medicaid expansion bills on March 16, 2019.

People filled the Montana Capitol Saturday to testify during an all-day hearing on two competing bills that would extend Medicaid expansion, some of them arguing to keep the program as is, some arguing for more requirements for enrollees and others arguing against the program completely.

Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey of Great Falls and Democratic Rep. Mary Caferro of Helena are carrying competing...



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