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Derek Harvey

Network cables plugged in to an internet router

Ahead of a Wednesday deadline, Montana lawmakers endorsed one bill and rejected another that aim to increase access to the internet.

Bill To Increase Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Draws Support

Jan 27, 2021
Rep. Derek Harvey, D-Butte, gives closing arguments for his bill Jan. 27, 2021. The House Business and Labor committee will vote Friday onHouse Bill 198, which would more than double the amount of money given to the estates of people who die on the job.
James Bradley / UM Legislative News Service

Families of workers who die on the job could receive more money under a new bill backed by trade unions in a legislative committee hearing Wednesday.