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Federal judge strikes down Montana vaccine choice law in health settings
New sex ed law ensnares English and history lessons, too
Environmentalists challenge Montana wolf regulations in state court
Court administrator says Legislature ‘misstates the facts, cries foul’
Gianforte sides with Republican legislators in criticizing state judiciary
Judge blocks abortion laws while case proceeds
Vaccine discrimination law gets a second legal challenge
More than half the states rolled back public health powers during pandemic
Lawmakers question judges about ethics standards
New Montana law sows confusion — and defiance — over school quarantines
Planned Parenthood of Montana sues to block four abortion laws, arguing unconstitutionality
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Where legal challenges to new laws stand now
To date, MTFP has identified 14 separate lawsuits filed against a dozen different laws passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature. Check their progress here.
Feds to nix work requirements in Montana Medicaid expansion program
Three years after the Trump administration encouraged states to require proof that adult enrollees are working a certain number of hours or looking for work as a condition of receiving Medicaid expansion benefits, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed course under Democratic President Joe Biden.
Making the case for public pre-K
Another legislative defeat this spring left Montana with the dubious title of a “preschool desert.” Yet advocates of early childhood education continue to argue the case for a state-funded public preschool model using data gleaned from recent pilot programs.
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