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Work comp board votes to withdraw lawsuit against state

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana State Fund board of directors has voted to withdraw its lawsuit challenging a management fee passed during the special legislative session to help pay for the state's record fire season.
  
The board voted 5-2 Wednesday to drop the complaint. The temporary 3 percent management fee on state fund assets above $1 billion is expected to raise nearly $30 million over the next two years.
  
Board members voted 7-0 earlier this month to lobby against the proposed bill and to take legal action if it passed.
  
Gov. Steve Bullock appointed two new board members and re-appointed two others the day after the special session ended. All four voted Wednesday to withdraw the lawsuit.
  
Those who wanted to continue the lawsuit argued the board has a financial duty to policyholders.

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