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AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

December 4, 2018

Montana at 6:15 p.m.

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MEDICAID EXPANSION-MONTANA

HELENA — Montana would have to shell out an extra $59 million over two years to keep its Medicaid expansion program running, but the state is expected to collect enough revenue to more than cover the additional costs, legislative analysts said Monday. Legislative Fiscal Division staff members presented a new report to lawmakers that analyzes Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s 2020-2021 budget proposal, which includes a plan to continue the Medicaid expansion program that covers 95,000 adults. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FLU DEATH-MONTANA — Montana health officials say a Missoula County child has become the first person to die of an influenza-related illness in the state this season.

— HELENA PEDESTRIAN KILLED-ID — Police in Helena have released the name of a 77-year-old woman who died after being hit by a car while crossing a street on the north side of the city.

SPORTS:

BKC-COLLEGE OF IDAHO-MONTANA

MISSOULA — College of Idaho plays Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Monday night. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

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