Montana’s in-home health care workers likely getting raises

In-home health care providers in Montana will likely see a pay increase in the next year after preliminary revenue projections are giving the state the green light to dole out money for the raises.

A piece of legislation that called for the pay increase passed during the 2017 Legislature, but another bill, known as the “trigger bill,” cut the appropriation in fiscal year 2018 when revenues did not come in as expected. That didn’t kill the funding entirely, though; rather it made the state wait to see if state revenue for fiscal year 2019 was sufficient to pay for the increases.