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Republican legislators vote against mental health efforts, MT veterans

Submitted by vsample on Fri, 2017-01-20 15:44

A large group of Republican legislators tried to block efforts in the Montana Legislature today to support veterans and extend mental health services in this state.

There was wide bipartisan support for both of the mental health bills introduced by Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, going into committee today. House Bill 117 will provide local grants for suicide prevention for veterans. And House Bill 118 would provide additional funding for state suicide prevention efforts.

The veterans’ suicide prevention bill came out of the House Administration committee 20-0 before a vote on the House floor today where a shocking number of Republicans voted against it on second reading, 82-18.

To read the full article on the Montana Democrats website click on Mental Health Efforts