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By Austin Amestoy
UM Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism 

Week 13: Marijuana bills advance largely unchanged, state budget clears Senate

 
Series: Legislative Roundup | Story 8

April 15, 2021

Austin Amestoy / UM Legislative News Service

Sen. Bob Keenan, R-Bigfork, speaks on the Department of Health and Human Services portion of House Bill 2 -- the state budget bill -- during a meeting of the Montana Senate Thursday morning, April 8. The budget is the only bill the Legislature is constitutionally required to pass, and it appropriates more than $12 billion to state agencies and programs over the next two years.

Montana Senate Passes State Budget Bill, Rejects Attempt to End Medicaid Expansion

The state budget is on the move again in the Montana Legislature after the Senate passed in on a 33-17 vote Thursday, making few changes and defeating an attempt to end Medicaid expansion in the process.

House Bill 2 is the only bill the Legislature is constitutionally required to pass...



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