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By Austin Amestoy
Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism 

First Week of 67th Legislative Session sees new Governor, COVID-19 plans and gun bills

 

January 14, 2021

Austin Amestoy / UM Legislative News Service

Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte unveils his budget proposal alongside Budget Director Kurt Alme at a press conference in the Montana Capitol Thursday. Gianforte said his budget would invest $1 million in trade education, provide $2.5 million in incentives to school districts to increase starting teacher pay and cut taxes for individuals and businesses.

Legislature, Gov. Gianforte offer COVID-19 plans as first legislator tests positive

HELENA -- A bill to reduce COVID-19 liability for Montana businesses and the first meeting of the Legislature's COVID-19 panel came during the first week of the session, a day after Republican leadership confirmed the first known positive test for the virus in a legislator late Thursd...



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