Legislation that would have required the state health department to check a significantly broader network of data when qualifying people for public assistance programs was voted down Monday evening. Senate Bill 100 would have also ended continuous eligibility for Medicaid expansion in the state. A fiscal note for the most recent version of the bill estimated 277 children would lose coverage, as well as 252 adults on standard Medicaid and 1,308 on Medicaid expansion.
Also Monday evening the Billings City Council cracked down on illegal massage parlors in the Magic City. Mayor Bill Cole.