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 By Caven Wade    News 

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bills That Would Fund $1.3 Billion in Water, Sewer and Other Infrastructure Projects

In the last 11 years, the city of Havre has had 255 water main breaks. The city's public works director, Dave Pederson, says 46 of those breaks happened in the last two years... — Updated 1/30/2023

 By Caven Wade    News 

Legislative Roundup - Week 4

 — Updated 1/30/2023

 By Caven Wade    News

Governor's Property Tax Package Seen by Lawmakers.

HELENA – One week before Gov. Greg Gianforte was scheduled to give his State of the State address to the Montana Legislature, a panel of lawmakers tabled and then revived one of... — Updated 1/24/2023

 By Caven Wade    News

Legislative Roundup - Week 3

Supporters Say Clarifying "Proficiency-Based Learning" Will Allow More Students to Personalize Their Education HELENA – Supporters of a bill that aims to allow more Montana... — Updated 1/24/2023

 By Caven Wade    Outdoors

Lawmakers Debate Increasing Landowner Payments in Block Management Program

HELENA -- The Senate will now debate a bill passed in committee Friday that would double the limit on payments to landowners who opt to participate in the Block Management Program,... — Updated 1/16/2023

 By Caven Wade    News

Water to Play a Big Part in "Red Tape Relief" Initiative at Legislature

HELENA – The laws that regulate water, arguably Montana's most valuable natural resource, are complex and tied to nearly every industry in the state, so when lawmakers gather in... — Updated 1/16/2023

 By Caven Wade    News

First week of 68th Legislative Session Sees Legislators Sworn in, Plans to Lower Costs of Inmate Communication and Update Livestock Laws.

Lawmakers Take Oath, Elect Leadership HELENA – The 68th Montana Legislative Session kicked off on Monday, Jan. 2, in Helena. Senators and Representatives took an oath to uphold... — Updated 1/11/2023

 By Caven Wade    News

Parties Name Affordable Housing, Cost of Living, Childcare and Red Tape as Priorities at 68th Legislative Session.

HELENA – As the 68th Montana Legislature gets into full swing in Helena, party leaders say affordable housing, the cost of living, access to child care and reducing red tape will... — Updated 1/10/2023


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