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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana legislative analysts say there may be enough revenue to return millions of dollars to cash-strapped government agencies that slashed their spending over the past year. Legislative Fiscal Division staffers told state lawmakers Monday it all depends on whether the financial year ends strongly on June 30 with the same growth rate seen through the rest of the year.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking for a presidential disaster declaration for the spring flooding in the state. A presidential declaration would allow the state and counties to request federal assistance to repair damaged infrastructure.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's budget director says the administration is complying with a judge's order to temporarily reinstate Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. But Dan Villa told the Legislative Finance Committee on Monday the administration will vigorously defend the state's taxpayers against a lawsuit challenging the Medicaid rate cuts made earlier this year.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the governors of Alaska, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, Montana, Washington and Maryland issued a joint statement Monday.

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