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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers intent on decreasing workers’ compensation insurance rates, but still grappling with how to best do so, said that a Republican-backed deal favored by many businesses, which cleared the House Wednesday, will need to be reworked in the Senate.

The plan cleared the House on a partisan 67-32 vote. It is opposed by labor interests, who argue it unfairly cuts benefits for injured workers while rewarding doctors and others. The governor has also made it clear he doesn’t like the plan.

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