Interim Committee Encourages Changes in DD Rate Structure, TCM Cuts

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on January 29, 2018

A legislative committee has asked the Department of Public Health and Human Services to talk with providers of community services for developmentally disabled people to hear their ideas on how to change the reimbursement rate structure and to see if they would accept reduced rates for providing targeted case management (TCM) services.

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Meat processing, Workforce Concerns, State Fund Top Legislative Panel’s Agenda

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on January 26, 2018

In the Economic Affairs Interim Committee’s Feb. 7-8 meeting the focus will be on meat processing plants, workforce development on reservations, and the future of Montana State Fund as the state’s guaranteed provider of workers’ compensation. The eight-member legislative committee will meet in Room 137 of the Capitol; the public is welcome.

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Water Policy Committee Praises Proposed Water Quality Variances

Committee: Water Policy Interim Committee
Author: Jason Mohr
Posted on January 24, 2018

At its Jan 8-9 meeting, members of the Water Policy Interim Committee backed proposed permit variances from certain water pollution permits while continuing to object to a proposed administrative rule related to exempt groundwater wells.

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Meeting Set for January 29th and 30th

Committee: Law and Justice Interim Committee
Author: Rachel Weiss
Posted on January 22, 2018

The Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) will meet on January 29 and 30 in Room 102 of the State Capitol, beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29 and continuing at 8 a.m. on Jan. 30.

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Education Interim Committee to meet in Helena January 22-23

Committee: Education Interim Committee
Author: Pad McCracken
Posted on January 12, 2018

The Education Interim Committee will be meeting Monday-Tuesday, January 22-23, 2018, in Helena at the State Capitol, Room 137. An agenda has been posted to the committee website. The committee’s November meeting scheduled to take place in Bozeman in conjunction with a meeting of the Board of Regents of Higher Education was canceled due to the special session.

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New Subcommittee to Study Montana’s Tax Structure, Economy meets Jan. 17

Committee: Legislative Finance Committee
Author: Susie Lindsay
Posted on January 11, 2018

The Joint Subcommittee on the Changing Economy and Impacts to the Long-Term Viability of Montana’s Tax Structure will meet at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17 in Room 152 of the State Capitol Building.

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Committee to Take Up Medicaid Expansion, DD, Prescription Drug Price Studies

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on January 10, 2018

A legislative committee will delve into topics ranging from Medicaid expansion to services for people with developmental disabilities and planned reductions in state health and human services spending when it meets Jan. 18-19 in Helena.

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Legislative Council Holds Meeting in Bozeman

Committee: Legislative Council
Author: Susan Byorth Fox
Posted on January 8, 2018

The Legislative Council met on December 13, 2017, at Montana State University in Bozeman. The council is spending this interim on public outreach across the state. The next meeting will be March 14, 2018 in the Pablo and Polson area.

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ETIC to Hold Meeting on January 16

Committee: Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee
Author: Trevor Graff
Posted on January 5, 2018

The third meeting of the 2017-2018 Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) is January 16.
The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. in Room 152 of the State Capitol.

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Coal, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Training Bird Dogs Among the Topics for the January Meeting

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on January 5, 2018

A legislative committee will examine the coal industry in Montana and the effects of changes in coal production at its January meeting.

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Montana AIS Funding Under Review

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on January 4, 2018

With the hydroelectric and fishing fees that fund Montana’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention and control programs set to expire in the next 2 years, the Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will discuss in January what future funding could look like.

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