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

Legislative Roundup for march 6, 2019

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 before the transmittal deadline are effectively killed.

About 60 bills have passed both houses and have reached the governor’s desk. Gov. Steve Bullock said one of the most impactful laws he’s signed is House Bill 159, which will add about $77 million in funding for K-12 education.

“I’m glad that the education committee got that to me early on,” Bullock said.

Speaker of the House Greg Hertz, R-Polson, said he’s proud of passing bil...



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