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Legislative Briefs - Week 18

 — Updated 5/9/2023

 

2023 Legislative Wrap Up

 — Updated 5/9/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    News

Lawmakers close to passing budget

As the 68th Legislative Session approaches the end of its 90-day ride, lawmakers are close to passing a $14.3 million budget for state spending over the next two years, funding... — Updated 5/3/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 17

 — Updated 5/3/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 16

 — Updated 4/25/2023

 
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Fifth-Grade Teacher: New Obscenity Legislation Misconstrues What's Happening in Montana Schools, Could Still Make Teachers Vulnerable to Criminal Charges

Kellen Alger has been teaching in Montana for 13 years. He taught for seven years in Cut Bank, teaching middle schoolers, and the last five years, he's been teaching fifth graders a... — Updated 4/25/2023

 
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Package of Zoning Bills Aimed at Attacking Montana's Housing Crunch Near Finish Line

Montana's population has increased 10 percent in the last decade, while housing has grown by less than 7 percent, according to a report released last fall from the governor's bipart... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 15

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on a Bill that Would Increase Firefighters' Hazard Pay Lawmakers are considering a bill to increase hazard pay for firefighters working on wildland fires... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
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Bill Seeking to Put 'Right to Hunt' Constitutional Amendment to Voters Faces Tight Vote in Senate

Montana voters could be faced with a nuanced decision next year: Is hunting in Montana a right or a privilege? House Bill 372, which would make hunting, as well as fishing and... — Updated 4/11/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 14

 — Updated 4/11/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 13

 — Updated 4/3/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 12

 — Updated 3/28/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    Features

As Marijuana Money Starts Pouring Into State Coffers, a Debate Sparks About Who Should Control Spending

In 2020, the state of Montana joined a pack of 20 other states and the District of Columbia when it legalized recreational marijuana. Montana voters passed ballot Initiative 190 on... — Updated 3/28/2023

 
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Legislative Briefs - Week 11

 — Updated 3/21/2023

 
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Bill That Would Allow Students to Fight Back in Bullying Incidents Moves Through Legislature

Stacy Roope says her 16-year-old son Trey is bullied every day in the hallways and even while walking to school. She said her son is constantly tormented, and what's worse is that... — Updated 3/21/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    Features

Sen. Bogner's Military Service Focuses His Legislative Service on Privacy, Geopolitics

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of lawmaker profiles of rising leaders from both parties, aimed at giving a glimpse into the lives legislators lead outside of the Capi... — Updated 3/14/2023

 

Budget, Taxes, Education and Social Issues Likely to Dominate Legislature's Second Half

The 68th Montana Legislature, with an unprecedented Republican supermajority, is halfway through its 90-day session and the next 45 days promise to be dominated by debates over the... — Updated 3/14/2023

 

Legislative Roundup - Week 9

 — Updated 3/7/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    News

Bills Dictating Religion, Prayer and Sex Ed in Schools Advance Ahead of Key Deadline

At the half-way mark of the 2023 Montana Legislature, three House bills that would dictate how public schools in the state handle religion, prayer and sex education just barely... — Updated 3/7/2023

 
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Legislative Roundup - Week 8

 — Updated 2/28/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    News

Rep. Derek Harvey Brings Working-Class Perspective to Montana's Citizen Legislature

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of lawmaker profiles of rising leaders from both parties, aimed at giving a glimpse into the lives legislators lead outside of the... — Updated 2/28/2023

 
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Lawmakers Mull State Savings Account to Pay for Special Education Outside of Public School System

HELENA – Gov. Greg Gianforte made it clear in his second State of the State address that Montana's 68th Legislature should focus on giving families the ability to be more... — Updated 2/23/2023

 
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Legislative Roundup - Week 7

Lawmakers Table Bill That Would Have Added Additional Penalties to First-Time DUI Offenses The House Judiciary Committee on Friday tabled a bill that would have increased minimum... — Updated 2/20/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    News

Legislature Looking to Give Midwives Drug Availability to Help With Patient Safety

Elizabeth Maixner had her first baby when she was 15 in a hospital. She worked with a midwife in the hospital and said especially at such a young age, she appreciated the personal support the midwife added to the experience, which... — Updated 2/14/2023

 
 By Caven Wade    News

Legislative Roundup - Week 6

 — Updated 2/14/2023

 

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