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Sun May 9, 2021, 04:28 AM

Montana Legislature made lots of late changes, without public comment

Twice during the legislative session, minority Democrats mustered enough support from Republicans across the aisle to kill GOP bills aimed at ending continuous eligibility in the state’s Medicaid expansion program.

But at the end of the Legislature the policy was enacted anyway, folded into the appropriations bill for the operations of state government.

“This policy idea was thoroughly vetted ... and was defeated on a bipartisan vote because it’s awful policy,” said Rep. Ed Stafman, a Bozeman Democrat, in the waning hours of the session.

So how did the provision — which Democrats argue could kick the working poor off health care coverage and some Republicans say is necessary to prevent abuse of the program — resurface and end up becoming law?

Read more: https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/mtleg/montana-legislature-made-lots-of-late-changes-without-public-comment/article_c24f47b9-8dd5-592e-aa0f-e0f0b50d63b7.html

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Sun May 9, 2021, 08:16 AM

1. The body-slammer governor is a wannabe former guy...

He yells as speech and is trashing everything good about Montana. The legislature of 45ers has been busy trying to run all Democrats out of the state. I'm looking into leaving with a heavy heart but I can't live around these fuckers anymore, I'm too old for this shit.

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