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 By Becky Beard    Viewpoints

Letter: Thanks for sharing training

On Oct. 13, a number of the area’s elected officials received an invitation from the Lewis and Clark County Elections Supervisor providing a number of opportunities to observe... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Becky Beard    Viewpoints

Letter: Curriculum concerns should drive involvement

Conversations over the past few months reflect a lot of concern about Montana's children returning to school, and the curriculum being provided there. One thing's for certain --... — Updated 8/11/2021


In Session: Legislators complete work

Montana’s legislators completed work for the 67th Session on Thursday, April 29 (ten days ahead of schedule). Our primary Constitutional duty is to pass a balanced budget, which... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Becky Beard - R    News

Week one legislative update

Week one of the 67th session of the Montana Legislature kicked off on Monday, Jan. 4. House Republicans are energized and have an aggressive agenda. We are focused on passing the Co... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Becky Beard    Viewpoints

Op-Ed: CI-118 and the missing discussion of cannabis production's environmental ramifications

Here in Montana we are granted the right to vote on ballot initiatives once they clear a number of hurdles, including having the related petition garner enough qualifying... — Updated 9/30/2020

 By Becky Beard - R    News

Legislative Week update from HD 80

Montana's legislators convened at the Capitol this week for a Legislative Week, sponsored by the Legislative Council and the Legislative Finance Committee. This event provided your... — Updated 1/21/2020

 By Becky Beard - R    News

Reviewing the 66th legislative session

The 66th Legislative Session adjourned Thursday, April 25. Ahead of the Session, I heard my neighbors' messages: "We want a budget that is responsible, accountable and fair to the... — Updated 4/30/2019


First half update

The first half of the 66th session of the Montana Legislature concluded March 1 with transmittal of the House of Representatives' general bills to the Senate. We've deliberated on a... — Updated 3/6/2019

 By Becky Beard - R    News

In Session: Legislature kicks off 2019 session

Week one of the 66th session of the Montana Legislature kicked off on Monday, Jan 7. The immediate and looming issue – as the first order of business each session – was... — Updated 1/16/2019


Becky Beard HD80 update

Headlines report positive statistics about our low unemployment rates, both nationally and statewide. The national report, as of June 1st, has the US unemployment rate at 3.8... — Updated 6/13/2018


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