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The 63rd Legislature addresses some of the state’s biggest issues

A review of the issues resolved,and left unresolved in from the 2013 Legislature.

63rd Legislature closes with no action on Medicaid expansion

The Legislature didn’t approve any Medicaid expansion bills. Most Democrats see this as a failure, most Republicans view it as a success.

Budget negotiations continue

Legislative leaders are holding on to the budget bill while they negotiate with Gov. Bullock on his proposed amendments.

SB 96 would cut business equipment taxes. SB 282 would reduce the number of tax brackets and cut tax credits to simplify Montana’s income tax system.

Final week of 2013 session begins Monday

On Monday, the Montana Legislature will open the last week of its 2013 session.

House gives final approval to state budget

“It contains something for just about everybody in it which is the sign of a good House Bill 2 said Rep. Galen Hollenbaugh.

If the House gives its final approval to the Senate’s amendments, the budget will go to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.

Senate votes to use Medicaid money to buy private insurance

Since HB623 would use federal money for a plan other than expanding Medicaid, the federal government would have to give approval.

Eastern Montana infrastructure, pensions and the Justice Building’s new name

Infrastructure improvements for Eastern Montana, pensions, honoring Joe Mazurek, privacy and bison management in today’s Daily Digest.

Pensions, health insurance on Thursday’s agenda

The Senate will take a final vote on the governor’s pension plan fixes and consider using federal funds to subsidize private health insurance for low-income Montanans.