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

Legislative Roundup

Medicaid Expansion Continuation Stalls, Lawmakers Advance Legislation on Sexual Assault, Wolf Hunting, Sports Betting and Elder Abuse

 

April 17, 2019

Roger Dey

HELENA -- After a lengthy debate, the bill to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana failed to pass the Senate on a 25-25 vote last week and several attempts to revive it Friday and Saturday also failed, leaving it stalled.

House Bill 658, would have continued the program passed in 2015 that provides healthcare coverage to about 96,000 Montanans. The new bill, which would add work requirements...



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