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KXLH Evening Top News – Tue Feb 17

Posted at 7:57 PM, Feb 17, 2015

HELENA — Top news on KXLH for the evening of Tuesday, February 17, 2015:

– A measure to ban physician-assisted suicide has stalled in the Montana House of Representatives. House Bill 328 would have clarified the law to prevent doctors from using patient consent as a defense against homicide charges.

– Montanans could get a chance to vote on whether life begins at conception, if House Bill 425 becomes law.  It would put a Constitutional amendment on the ballot to extend equal protection laws to all stages of life including at conception. The sponsor, Bozeman Republican Matthew Monforton, says that would protect unborn children; Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee disagree.

– A major school funding bill passed the Montana Senate on a second reading. House Bill 27 proposes to increase state spending by more than $50 million dollars over the next biennium.

– Helena city officials will discuss various components of their long-range transportation plan on Tuesday. Click here to read more

– The Helena Police Department is warning people about a scam making the rounds in the Capital City. Click here for details.