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Legislative Roundup for April 10, 2019 (Online only)

The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that calls for studying Montana’s tax structure in the face of quickly shifting economics and demographics. Rep. Alan Redfield, R-Livingston, is carrying House Joint Resolution 35, which would as... Full story

 

Legislative Roundup for April 3, 2019

HELENA -- The Montana House of Representatives voted 61-37 Saturday to pass a controversial bill to extend Medicaid expansion. The expanded program has enrolled nearly 96,000 Montanans to receive subsidized health insurance. The federal-state...

 

Legal Ads for March 20, 2019

People filled the Montana Capitol Saturday to testify during an all-day hearing on two competing bills that would extend Medicaid expansion, some of them arguing to keep the program as is, some arguing for more requirements for enrollees and others...

 

Legislative Roundup for march 6, 2019

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 before the transmittal deadline are effectively killed. About 60 bills have passed both houses and hav...

 

Legislative Roundup

The Montana House of Representatives last week advanced legislation that would require a two-third vote majority for the Legislature to transfer funds out the state’s fire suppression account. The governor would still hold the authority to pull fro...

 

Legislative roundup: 2.13.19

Bill Would Use Coal Money for Affordable Housing Projects 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...

 

Legislative Roundup

In his final State of the State address Thursday, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock laid out his priorities for this legislative session, including Medicaid expansion, access and funding for education, and repairing Montana’s crumbling infrastructure....

 

Legislative Roundup:Montana lawmakers debate infrastructure funding, DUI penalties and vaccine exemption

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 will come down to which projects get funding and w...

 

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