Anti-suicide bill moves forward in Montana Legislature
April 9, 2017
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Alarmed by suicide rates persistently among the highest in the nation, Montana lawmakers moved closer Saturday to sending legislation to Gov. Steve Bullock authorizing $1 million to address a crisis that has long vexed public health officials, veterans groups, tribal leaders and other communities across the state.
The Senate's overwhelming endorsement of a bill by Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, a Democrat from Box Elder and Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, represents a partial victory for anti-suicide crusaders who over the years have demanded the state provide more resource...