MHP relocation inches forward as Helena lawmaker objects

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The administration building on the former Montana Developmental Center campus in Boulder is pictured here. MHP hopes to convert it into a new headquarters.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record PHIL DRAKE

A proposal to move the Montana Highway Patrol headquarters from Helena to Boulder inched forward Tuesday as a legislative panel passed a bill that would have the Department of Public Health and Human Services turn over the campus of the Montana Developmental Center to the Department of Justice.

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Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena

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But House Bill 686, introduced by Rep. Matt Regier, R-Kalispell, did meet some resistance from Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena, who said there were people in her district who opposed moving the headquarters out of

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