Governor Greg Gianforte vetoed House Bill 188 Thursday that would have imposed fees on top of annual registration costs on all types of electric vehicles including cars trucks and motorhomes. The goal of the bill according to supporters was to tap electric vehicles for funding state highways as other vehicles do via gas taxes. The governor indicated in his veto letter that he believed the fees in House Bill 188 were too high. Gianforte encouraged lawmakers to bring a bill with fees more in line with other states in the next session.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Right now there are about 15,000 uninsured children in Montana. Chief Medical Officer for Medicaid/CHIP at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Dr. Doug Olson.