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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

March 29, 2019

Montana at 1:05 p.m.

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MEDICAID EXPANSION-MONTANA

HELENA _ The Montana House is scheduled to take action on a Medicaid expansion bill that includes a work requirement. By Amy Hanson. Developing.

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SPORTS BETTING-MONTANA _ The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would legalize sports betting in the state. The House voted 90-10 Friday to approve the measure that would put the Montana Lottery in charge of sports gambling. It must pass a final vote before it goes to the Senate.

GUN SAFETY _ The Montana House has passed an amended version of a gun safety bill championed by a Helena student group.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA _ A state House committee has rejected a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana use in Montana.

DAY CARE COUPLE CHARGED _ A former Montana day care owner and her husband have been accused of abusing a child they adopted in 2013.

SHERIFF CAPTAIN-EMBEZZLEMENT _ A former member of a county sheriff’s department has been charged with embezzlement.

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