By Austin Amestoy
UM Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism 

Money Moves and Health Care Transparency Blues in Week 13 of the Montana Legislature

Series: Legislative Roundup | Story 7

Last updated 4/6/2021 at 1:04pm

Austin Amestoy / UM Legislative News Service

Rep. Sara Novak, D-Anaconda, questions Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell during a hearing on House Bill 670 in the Montana House Business and Labor Committee Tuesday. Skees sponsored the bill, which is the first bill seeking to fully implement recreational marijuana to be heard in the Legislature so far. Proponents called the bill "a conservative approach" to implementation, as opposed to House Bill 701, a Gov. Gianforte-backed implementation bill set for a hearing on Wednesday.

Montana House Approves Draft of Bill to Spend $3 Billion in Federal COVID-19 Relief; Senate Panel Advances Budget

Ahead of a key deadline on April 8, the Montana Legislature is quickly advancing a bill to spend billions in federal COVID-19 dollars as guidelines for how that money can be spent continue to roll in.

House Bill 632, sponsored by Rep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell, and dubbed the "Beast...

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