Legislative Fiscal Division http://mtpr.org en Legislative Fiscal Division refutes Gov.’s cost estimate for Medicaid Expansion http://mtpr.org/post/legislative-fiscal-division-refutes-gov-s-cost-estimate-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Steve Bullock announced his support Wednesday for a voter initiative to expand Medicaid, called the Healthy Montana Initiative.</span></p><p>Medicaid expansion is an optional piece of the Federal Affordable Care Act, and Republican majorities in the Montana Legislature decided not to approve it in 2013.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:47:58 +0000 Dan Boyce 16776 at http://mtpr.org Legislative Fiscal Division refutes Gov.’s cost estimate for Medicaid Expansion MT's budget on track http://mtpr.org/post/mts-budget-track <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Analysts expect Montana’s budget surplus to be slightly higher than previous predictions.</span></p><p>The estimate comes from the Legislative Fiscal Division.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It now predicts the state will have nearly $353 million left in the bank at the end of this budget cycle.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s almost $6 million higher than estimates in December.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:54:12 +0000 Dan Boyce 16189 at http://mtpr.org