One year ago this week, Congress passed a belated Farm Bill that reduced food assistance for low-income Americans. The cuts of $8 billion were less than the GOP House leadership wanted, but more than a bipartisan Senate bill had proposed.
HELENA — A Republican state senator’s bill to restrict eligibility for food stamps in Montana ran into a wall of opposition Monday, including the Bullock administration, Food Bank officials and other advocates for the poor and the hungry.
Montana’s struggling mental health care system may finally be getting much-needed attention.
Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Center for Children and Families closes Housing Family Matters.
The 2013 Legislature heard the pleas from Montana health care providers who had gone for several years without increases in Medicaid rates, despite increases in actual costs of care.
Yellowstone County is a less healthy place to live than it was last year, two years ago and even three years ago, according to the 2014 County Health Rankings, one of the most reputable rankings in the nation.
HELENA — Advocates who filed a federal lawsuit over Montana's treatment of mentally ill prisoners say they are optimistic the matter can still be resolved through negotiations with state corrections officials.
A public meeting focusing on the needs of people with disabilities is set for Friday, March 28 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. via videoconference in nine Montana cities.
Happy New Year greetings ring true at the Mental Health Center that serves Yellowstone and 10 neighboring counties.
HELENA — Officials with the state and Xerox Corp. agreed Friday to take a step back and re-evaluate how best to complete the stalled $70 million redo of a claims-processing system for Medicaid.
Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.
If Yellowstone County residents were admitted to Montana State Hospital at the same rate as the rest of the state, the psychiatric hospital would have seen dozens more patients last year.
Standing in the main reception room at the Community Crisis Center, members of Gov. Steve Bullock's staff watched and listened.
MarCee Farrar-Neary, program director of the Community Crisis Center, leads a tour for state officials, from left, Jim Molloy, senior policy adviser to Gov. Steve Bullock; Richard Opper, DPHHS director and Tara Veazey, Bullock's health and families policy adviser. They were on a fact-finding…
All around us in Montana, there are hundreds of people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. They are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their families, and giving back to the community. Every day someone begins their journey of recovery.
Comments are being taken on a proposed 15th amendment to the 1975 operating permit for the Golden Sunlight Mine, which would allow for the expansion of one pit and the creation of a new one.
HELENA — Nonprofit groups that serve thousands of mentally disabled Montanans will get their full 4 percent increase in state payments starting in July, without any strings attached, the Bullock administration has agreed.
The picnic-perfect weather this past weekend in the Billings area fits with favorite summer images: Happy, care-free kids playing outdoors, enjoying a long vacation from school.
HELENA – Nonprofit firms that care for thousands of mentally disabled Montanans urged the Bullock administration Wednesday to honor a 4 percent annual increase in their payment rates, as approved by the 2013 Legislature.
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