HELENA — A Republican state senator from Billings Wednesday presented a key piece of GOP plans to reform Medicaid and public-assistance programs in Montana: A bill to hire an outside contractor to verify the eligibility of welfare applicants.
Do you ever wonder how the state picks which road, bridge, and sewer projects to fund each year?
Suppose 880 Montana adults and 90 Montana children showed up in the Capitol rotunda and demanded the job training and therapy they have been denied because our state rations those life-changing services.
There were lots of clear favorites in Eastern Montana GOP primaries.
HELENA — Unlike former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. Steve Bullock didn’t have a ceremony in front of the Capitol to symbolically veto bills with specially made branding irons.
The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15 million project.
HELENA – The Montana House Saturday narrowly endorsed the session’s major school choice bill, which would create state income tax credits for donations to groups that fund scholarships for kids attending private schools.
HELENA — As Republicans voted Wednesday to kill bills expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income Montanans, they also advanced what they said is a GOP health coverage plan — but not before stripping out most of its content.
HELENA — The Republican majority in the state House Monday endorsed a bill that would study, rather than enact, a Montana expansion of Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor.
The debate this week in Helena about offering Medicaid coverage to Montanans making less than $15,400 a year should be about reform and jobs.
Billings-area residents living at or near the poverty level desperately need the improved medical access offered by Medicaid expansion, RiverStone Health officials told Montana’s governor Thursday.
HELENA — Bills to expand Medicaid in Montana — one of Gov. Steve Bullock’s signature proposals — are likely dead in Republican-controlled committees at the Legislature, lawmakers close to the issue say.
Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
HELENA — A Senate panel is considering a bill that would prohibit the parents of children with genetic abnormalities from suing their doctors for withholding that information from them before birth.
HELENA — House Republicans rebuffed four attempts by Democrats to blast bills from committees onto the floor for debate, including Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-a-taxpayer rebate and his bill increasing the mandatory percentage of Montana workers on public-works projects.
MISSOULA — A bill permitting the possession of firearms on Montana’s college campuses also looks to strip authority from the Montana Board of Regents to regulate weapons on university property, raising the possibility of a constitutional showdown if the bill becomes law.
When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.