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Legislative Roundup

HELENA -- After a lengthy debate, the bill to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana failed to pass the Senate on a 25-25 vote last week and several...

 

Legislative Roundup: Lawmakers Advance Bills to Study Tax Structure, Prohibit Local Gun Ordinances, Streamline Missing Persons Cases and Penalize Hunters Who Abuse Animal Location Data

HELENA -- The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that calls for studying Montana's tax structure in the face of quickly shifting...

 

Legislative Roundup: House advances Medicaid expansion with work requirements, bill would incentivize film industry, 'Real Meat Act' passes

HELENA -- The Montana House of Representatives voted 61-37 Saturday to pass a controversial bill to extend Medicaid expansion. The expanded program...

 

Legislative Roundup: Legislators look at state agency funding; union coercion; dyslexia screening; safe harbor for pregnant women

HELENA - The Montana House of Representatives has passed House Bill 2, which combines about $10 billion of state and federal funding for state...

 

Legislative Roundup: Medicaid expansion, Coal bill tabled, CWD, Infrastructure

People filled the Montana Capitol Saturday to testify during an all-day hearing on two competing bills that would extend Medicaid expansion, some of...

 

Legislative Roundup: Budget hearings kick off second half of legislative session

HELENA -- The Montana House Appropriations Committee opened public testimony last week on House Bill 2, the bill that sets the budget for state...

 

Legislative Roundup: Lawmakers Debate Bison Grazing, Vaccines and Country Of Origin Labeling

HELENA - The 66th Montana Legislature is at its halfway mark and that means that any general bills that did not make it through their first house...

 

Legislative Roundup: Affordable housing, Sales tax, Unions laws, Minimum wage

HELENA-As Montana lawmakers consider overhauling the state's DUI laws, the Montana Highway Patrol wants to dispel myths about blood alcohol levels....

 

Legislative Roundup: Affordable housing, Sales tax, Unions laws, Minimum wage

HELENA-The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would use money from the coal severance tax trust fund to pay for low- and moderate...

 

Legislative Roundup

HELENA — Lawmakers in Helena are beginning discussions on how to build and maintain the state’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, wastewater systems and state buildings. Again, the debate...

 

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