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By Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

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


Last updated 2/13/2019 at 5:02pm

Tim Pierce / UM Legislative News Service

Rep. Kerry White, R-Bozeman, often advocates for the interests of Montana's coal industry. He supports House Bill 16 because it uses coal tax money to help Montanans. Feb. 6, 2019.

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-income housing projects.

House Bill 16, carried by Rep. Dave Fern, D-Whitefish, passed the House on a 71-29 vote and will now move on to the Senate. The bill would allow a loan to be taken from the coal trust fund's investment pool to fund the d...

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